APIC is pleased to announce that the opening plenary keynote speaker for APIC 2016 is Stephen J. Dubner—best-known as the award-winning co-author of the book Freakonomics. Join us in Charlotte, NC next June and find out how infection preventionists can “think like freaks” to get doctors and nurses to wash their hands.
While rates of many healthcare-associated infections continue to decline, the importance of involving patients and healthcare professionals in the prevention of infections remains at an all-time high. To mark International Infection Prevention Week (#IIPW), which occurs October 18-24, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is encouraging consumers and healthcare professionals to take a pledge to actively engage in infection prevention. Thank you to our IIPW Corporate Champions.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a health alert about reusable medical devices.
A simplified handwashing routine, with five steps instead of seven, helps to reduce sickness-related absenteeism for students with mild intellectual disability (MID), according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).