News Releases

10/19/2020

Devin Jopp Named CEO of APIC

Devin Jopp Named CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology  Experienced nonprofit leader, innovator to head a leading voice for infection prevention and control  Arlington, Va., October 8, 2020 — The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced that Devin Jopp, EdD, MS, has been named CEO, effective … Continue reading “Devin Jopp Named CEO of APIC”

09/18/2020

We Love IPs: Infection Preventionists Celebrated for Contributions to Public Health

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced that this year’s International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 18-24, will shine a spotlight on the infection preventionist’s (IP’s) invaluable role protecting frontline healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19, and will encourage others to honor and thank IPs for their efforts.

09/04/2020

What is Herd Immunity?

Herd immunity (or community immunity) occurs when a high percentage of the community is immune to a disease (through vaccination and/or prior illness), making the spread of this disease from person to person unlikely. Even individuals not vaccinated (such as newborns and the immunocompromised) are offered some protection because the disease has little opportunity to spread within the community.

04/02/2020

We Love Our IPs – Thank You From APIC

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.

03/27/2020

National survey shows dire shortages of PPE, hand sanitizer across the U.S.

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).

03/05/2020

5 Second Rule Show: Special Coronavirus Edition

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!

12/09/2019

APIC Earns Accreditation with Distinction from ANCC

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.