Ebola resources for clinicians
Fist bumping beats germ-spreading handshake, study reports
What's new at APIC
Nominate yourself, your colleague, your chapter for a 2015 APIC award
APIC’s awards and recognition programs spotlight the profession’s most distinguished and accomplished clinicians. Credibility, distinction, and prestige are just three of the benefits to being an APIC award recipient. Some award recipients also receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Conference (includes hotel accommodations and round-trip airfare).
Spare a minute—make a difference
You may have seen the op-ed from the CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden that APIC sent to all U.S. members. Your support for CDC infection prevention programs, including the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), is critical. If you have not already, please take one minute to contact Congress backing Dr. Frieden and supporting NHSN, the Prevention Epicenters, and the Detect and Protect Against Antibiotic Resistance Initiative. Congress has already heard from CDC, the media, and Washington-based organizations, but the message that matters most is yours.
Add your voice to those calling for needed investments in federal infection prevention programs.
New antimicrobial stewardship toolkit available
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has compiled a new toolkit on antimicrobial stewardship in partnership with APIC and five other national organizations. Learn more.
Facility assessments and NHSN data auditing - now available
Visit the new website of APIC Consulting Services to find out more about its capabilities to help you and your facility with accreditation readiness, new IP onboarding and customized training, and more.
American Journal of Infection Control—September 2014
Common infection control practices in the emergency department: A literature review
International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortiu (INICC) report, data summary of 43 countries for 2007-2012. Device-associated module
Predictors of use of infection control precautions for multiresistant gram-negative bacilli in Australian hospitals: Analysis of a national survey
Clinical effect of a multidisciplinary team approach to the initial treatment of patients with hospital-acquired bloodstream infections at a Japanese university hospital
Prevention Strategist—Summer 2014
Public Policy Updates
Potential defect prompts recall of sterile convenience surgical packs
CDC's Health Alert Network issues Ebola update
CDC releases Interim Guidance for environmental infection control in hospitals for Ebola Virus