Fifteen percent of U.S. nursing homes receive deficiency citations for infection control per year, according to a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering and APIC urge healthcare facilities to review additional literature before making policy changes regarding hands-free faucets.
APIC shares the two primary goals of the Partnership: to keep hospital patients from getting sicker and to help patients heal without complication.
New guidelines outline steps to eliminate bloodstream infections in patients with intravenous catheters, which are among the most deadly and costly healthcare-associated infections.
Statement by APIC in response to the “National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care (National Quality Strategy)”
APIC supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ development of the National Quality Strategy aimed at improving the quality of healthcare.
Community gym surfaces do not appear to be reservoirs for MRSA transmission, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Statement by APIC in response to “CDC Vital Signs on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections”
APIC applauds and appreciates the significant reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections, described in the Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Developed by leading experts in infection prevention and hospital epidemiology, the revised guide includes updates and enhancements to the original APIC guide published in 2007.
Responding to the low rates of influenza immunization among healthcare personnel, APIC strengthened its earlier position on this issue.
Screening patients in the intensive care unit for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) produces cost savings for the whole hospital, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.