Contact: Liz Garman, firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribed antibiotics to 40 percent of patients in a major Veterans Affairs healthcare system, a higher figure than in previous studies examining outpatient antibiotic use, according to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
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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”
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 “#APIC2019 A hidden truth: Hospital faucets are often home to slime and biofilm”
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%”
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”