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APIC is declaring today #NationalIPDay! IPs are heroes behind the scenes who are APIC is declaring today #NationalIPDay! IPs are heroes behind the scenes who are providing IPC guidance to the Doctors. and Nurses fighting COVID-19. IPs often go unrecognized for their work – and today hope to change that! #WeLoveOurIPs.
Nearly half (48%) of U.S. healthcare facilities surveyed are already out of, or almost out of respirators to use in caring for a patient with COVID-19, according to a national survey of infection prevention experts conducted March 23-25, 2020 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
When you think of an extreme outbreak, you think Ebola, Zika, and measles, diseases that plague the news (no pun intended). Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is our newest concern, and as conditions evolve, each day brings new information. In this episode, we will review the current state of COVID-19, the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and important preventative measures to be taken by both healthcare workers and the public. Listen today!
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The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) with Accreditation with Distinction, the highest level of recognition awarded by ANCC’s Accreditation Program.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced that Patricia Stone, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, has been appointed as editor of APIC’s peer-reviewed journal, the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).
Contact: Liz Garman, email@example.com New Survey Shows Link Between Comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and Infection Preventionist Certification Arlington, Va., October 24, 2019 – Nearly half of all nursing homes do not have adequately trained infection prevention staff and their efforts to combat the over prescription of antibiotics are suffering as a result, according to a … Continue reading “Link Between Strong ASPs and Certification of IPs in Nursing Homes”
APIC announced the launch of a new podcast, the “5 Second Rule.”
International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) 2019 is just around the corner (October 13-19)! This year we will focus on vaccine-preventable diseases; our tagline is: Vaccines are Everybody’s Business. APIC’s Communications Committee has developed new infographics around this year’s theme. These two-sided fact sheets can be downloaded, printed, and used to educate your healthcare colleagues … Continue reading “New IIPW 2019 Infographics”
Ball pits used in children’s physical therapy – similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families – may contribute to germ transmission between patients, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).