APIC updated the position paper: Safe injection, infusion, and medication vial practices in health care (2016), which replaces the previous 2010 paper. This position paper provides guidance on best practices for infection preventionists and other HCP.
APIC today announced the Advanced Designation Program, which will recognize exemplary APIC members with status as a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC). Fellow of APIC status is a distinction of honor for infection preventionists who are not only advanced practitioners of infection prevention practice, but also leaders within the field.
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Washington, January 20, 2016 – Only 17.4 percent of ambulatory care nurses reported compliance in all nine standard precautions for infection prevention, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).