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06/14/2019

#APIC2019 Daily News at Conference

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06/14/2019

#APIC2019 APIC honors its 2019 Heroes of Infection Prevention

Six individuals and teams chosen for Heroes of Infection Prevention award Philadelphia, June 14, 2019–The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced the recipients of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully helped to reduce infection, raise awareness, and improve the health and well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and … Continue reading “#APIC2019 APIC honors its 2019 Heroes of Infection Prevention”

06/13/2019

#APIPC2019 A hidden truth: Hospital faucets are often home to slime and biofilm

Philadelphia, June 13, 2019 – Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets according to new research being presented this week at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and … Continue reading “#APIPC2019 A hidden truth: Hospital faucets are often home to slime and biofilm”

06/13/2019

#APIC2019 New female external catheter technology reduces CAUTI by 50%

Philadelphia, June 13, 2019 – Hospital-wide introduction of new female external catheter technology halved the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) according to new research being presented this week at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). After identifying a slow climb in the number of … Continue reading “#APIC2019 New female external catheter technology reduces CAUTI by 50%”

06/13/2019

#APIC2019 Film Festival winner demonstrates proper hand hygiene protocol

Philadelphia, June 13, 2019 – The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin as the winner of its ninth annual Film Festival competition, to be awarded during APIC’s 46th Annual Conference. The video entitled “Gundersen Petri Bowl” demonstrates the importance of hand hygiene through a … Continue reading “#APIC2019 Film Festival winner demonstrates proper hand hygiene protocol”

06/12/2019

#APIC2019 Interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship decreases broad spectrum antibiotic usage

Philadelphia, June 12, 2019 – An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing decreased broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to new research being presented this week at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The microbiology lab at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery … Continue reading “#APIC2019 Interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship decreases broad spectrum antibiotic usage”

06/12/2019

#APIC2019 Every penny counts: Reducing infections improves care, cuts costs

Philadelphia, June 12, 2019 – Patient safety is the primary objective of infection prevention but infection preventionists in a Syracuse healthcare system demonstrate how to make the business case for investing in protocols that save both money and lives, according to intervention outcomes presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in … Continue reading “#APIC2019 Every penny counts: Reducing infections improves care, cuts costs”

06/05/2019

#APIC2019: Wisconsin infection control professional honored for distinguished service

Arlington, Va., June 5, 2019 – Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC, clinical infection control practitioner at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, will be honored with the 2019 President’s Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The award is given to an individual who has made … Continue reading “#APIC2019: Wisconsin infection control professional honored for distinguished service”

06/05/2019

#APIC2019: Cleveland Clinic Akron General President receives APIC’s Healthcare Administrator Award

Arlington, Va., June 5, 2019 – The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has announced that Brian Harte, MD, MHM, president of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, will be the recipient of the 2019 Healthcare Administrator Award. The award, which will be presented at APIC’s 46th Annual Conference, June 12-14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading “#APIC2019: Cleveland Clinic Akron General President receives APIC’s Healthcare Administrator Award”

06/05/2019

#APIC2019: Veterans Affairs, University of Michigan researcher receives APIC’s Distinguished Scientist Award

Arlington, Va., June 5, 2019 – Sarah Krein, PhD, RN, Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research, and Professor at the University of Michigan, will be honored with the 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).   The award … Continue reading “#APIC2019: Veterans Affairs, University of Michigan researcher receives APIC’s Distinguished Scientist Award”