Recreational water illnesses
Study finds low hand hygiene compliance rates during anesthesia administration
What's new at APIC
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.
APIC 2015 Call for Presentations
Educate your peers and contribute to the field of infection prevention and epidemiology by submitting a presentation proposal for consideration.
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—July 2014
- Evaluating and operationalizing an environmental auditing program: A pilot study
- Video observation to map hand contact and bacterial transmission in operating rooms
- Impact of a mandated provincial hand hygiene program: Messages from the field
- Impact of daily chlorhexidine baths and hand hygiene compliance on nosocomial infection rates in critically ill patients
Prevention Strategist—Summer 2014