News Releases

10/07/2019

New IIPW 2019 Infographics

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”

06/18/2019

Examining ball pits as a playground for pathogenic germs

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).

06/18/2019

The pressure to prescribe: Antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting

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). 

06/14/2019

#APIC2019 Daily News at Conference

Weren’t able to pick up a copy of the APIC Daily News? We’ve got you covered! Access a digital copy of each issue down below: Highlights Issue 06/11/19 | Tuesday 06/12/19 | Wednesday 06/13/19 | Thursday 06/14/19 | Friday

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

#APIC2019 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 “#APIC2019 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”