The February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), now available online, includes articles that focus on prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), examining topics such as knowledge, attitudes, and evidence-based practices in health care workers; the United States' progress toward eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections; and validation of central line–associated bloodstream infection data in New Mexico.
In addition, a major article by Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH and others bolsters support for the CIC® credential, showing that infection preventionists with certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®) are two to three times more likely to be able to determine strength of evidence supporting certain infection prevention practices, compared to their non-certified peers, according to survey results.
Additional articles explore the effect of oral hygiene interventions in patients after stroke, assessing the cleanliness of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes, and a survey of environmental service workers' knowledge and opinions regarding environmental cleaning.
To learn more and access the articles, view the Table of Contents.
About AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
The American Journal of Infection Control (www.ajicjournal.org) covers key topics and issues in infection control and epidemiology. Infection preventionists, including physicians, nurses, and epidemiologists, rely on AJIC for peer-reviewed articles covering clinical topics as well as original research. As the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), AJIC is the foremost resource on infection control, epidemiology, infectious diseases, quality management, occupational health, and disease prevention. AJIC also publishes infection control guidelines from APIC and the CDC. Published by Elsevier, AJIC is included in MEDLINE and CINAHL.