- Developmental path of the infection preventionist
- Infection preventionist (IP) competency model
- APIC Fellows Program
- Implementation guides
- Practice resources
- Scientific guidelines
- Emergency preparedness
- International Infection Prevention Week
- Practice Guidance Committee Activities
APIC’s Research Committee has developed the following material within the past year:
International responses to the 2015 APIC MegaSurvey
Infection preventionists across the world play a key role in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating infection control policies. In 2015, the APIC launched the MegaSurvey to establish the state of the infection preventionist workforce. This brief report will describe and compare responses from the United States, Canada, and “other” countries to establish a professional baseline and set an agenda for future international collaborations. Full Report.
Journal Club: Clothing and shoes of personnel as a potential vector for transfer of health care–associated pathogens to the community
The topic of this Journal Club commentary is the article “Clothing and shoes of personnel as a potential vector for transfer of health care–associated pathogens to the community,” by Kanwar et al.1 Environmental contamination has been documented as an important route of transmission for health care-associated pathogens for some time.2 Contamination of health care provider attire with these epidemiologically important pathogens is also well-documented.3 However, it is not clear as to the potential for pathogens on attire to be transmitted to patients and cause infection. Full Commentary.