Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, editor of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), and associate dean for research, Columbia University School of Nursing, was selected by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) as the 2014 recipient of the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice. Dr. Larson, a pioneer in promoting hand hygiene for infection prevention and control, is the first nurse to receive the honor. Past recipients include Nobel Laureates and Surgeons General.
Strengthen HAI prevention and reduction metrics through competency in the application of a variety of types of data. This new, virtual instructor led class is designed to help novice IPs, ensure compliance with mandatory HAI reporting requirements and support IP readiness for board certification.
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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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing an increased number of children with the severe respiratory illness enterovirus D68. Other states are also investigating clusters of children with severe respiratory symptoms that may be caused by enterovirus D68.