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).
Do you know a team of prevention leaders in the U.S. acute care community who have achieved wide-scale reductions and progress toward the elimination of targeted healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)? APIC and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) are partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award the 2014 Partnership in Prevention Award. The award was established to highlight and promote the work of a multidisciplinary team at one U.S. hospital that has achieved sustainable improvements based on the concepts of the “National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination” and is helping to achieve the goals outlined in the HHS Partnership for Patients.
We invite you to nominate a team for this award. Please contact the HHS/APIC/SHEA Awards team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. The application deadline is August 29, 2014.
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APIC has provided links to a number of Ebola infection prevention resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and others. Learn more.
“Fist bumping” transmits significantly fewer bacteria than either handshaking or high-fiving, while still addressing the cultural expectation of hand-to-hand contact between patients and clinicians, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).