The October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), now available online, includes an article by APIC CEO Katrina Crist about International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which takes place October 14-20. Crist encourages involvement among all stakeholders – including healthcare providers, industry partners, administrators, advocates, and consumers.
“With everyone’s participation, we can do for patient safety what seatbelts did for car safety,” says Crist. “The wider IIPW’s reach, the greater the chances are that patients everywhere will experience safer health care practices and be protected from life-threatening healthcare-associated infections.”
The issue also contains articles on a variety of other infection prevention topics including healthcare-associated infection (HAI) surveillance, interventions to reduce the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, the peer review process, antibiotic prophylaxis, transmission of hepatitis B virus, and hand hygiene compliance.
To learn more and access the articles, view the Table of Contents.
About AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
The American Journal of Infection Control (www.ajicjournal.org) covers key topics and issues in infection control and epidemiology. Infection preventionists, physicians, nurses, and epidemiologists, rely on AJIC for peer-reviewed articles covering clinical topics as well as original research. As the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), AJIC is the foremost resource on infection control, epidemiology, infectious diseases, quality management, occupational health, and disease prevention. AJIC also publishes infection control guidelines from APIC and the CDC. Published by Elsevier, AJIC is included in MEDLINE and CINAHL.