Existing reprocessing techniques prove insufficient for flexible endoscopes
Eight years of decreased MRSA healthcare-associated infections associated with VA Prevention Initiative
What's new at APIC
EPI Intensive course now open in Richmond, VA and seven other states
Novice IPs can learn what they need to know in just four days with EPI Intensive. Registration is now open in eight course locations: Richmond, VA; Des Moines, IA (closes February 17); New Orleans, LA; Fresno, CA; Indianapolis, IN; Albany, NY; Milwaukee, WI; and Oahu, HI.
The workbook you need to assess your current system
The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition is now in stock! This updated bestseller provides the tools you need to assess the risk and effectiveness of your current system, implement...
APIC MegaSurvey provides foundational data about infection prevention profession
Results from the APIC MegaSurvey, the largest-ever survey of the infection prevention workforce, describe the core activities and competencies of infection preventionists (IPs). The first in a series of articles based on the survey findings was recently published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).
APIC announces recipients of Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program
APIC announces the 2017-2018 recipients of the Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program. Two $40,000 awards were granted for a 15-month project period (January 1, 2017 to March 30, 2018.) The recipients are: Eileen Carter, PhD, RN, and Misha Huang, MD.
Prevention Strategist—Winter 2016
Cover story: Engaging nurses in antibiotic stewardship
- ANA/CDC working group for engaging nurses in antibiotic stewardship: Leadership interview
- How to prepare—Learning to practice like we play Open access
- Elevating our profession Open access
- A day in the life of an infection preventionist
- From data to decisions: Making the use of frequency tables and distributions Open access
- Budget advocacy: From A to Zika Open access
Access the supplement: States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) program supplement and download the Glossary of Terms.
American Journal of Infection Control—January 2017
- Inappropriate urinary catheter reinsertion in hospitalized older patients
- Eight years of decreased methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus health care-associated infections associated with a Veterans Affairs prevention initiative
- Use of personal protective equipment among health care personnel: Results of clinical observations and simulations
- Impact of personalized report cards on nurses managing central lines
- Risk of sharps injuries among home care aides: Results of the Safe Home Care survey
- Stepwise intervention including 1-on-1 counseling is highly effective in increasing influenza vaccination among health care workers