The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has released the fourth edition of the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, a 123-chapter infection prevention and control resource that reflects the latest guidelines, regulations, clinical standards, research, and best practices.
This three-volume publication includes new chapters on competency and certification, standard precautions, long-term acute care, and ambulatory surgery centers. Each chapter contains subsections on programs and specialty areas, as well as international perspectives and future trends. More than 150 expert authors contributed content, including programmatic elements, best practices, and prevention measures for specific patient populations and practice settings.
“The new edition of the APIC Text is a product of many experts in the field of infection prevention,” says lead editor, Patti G. Grota, PhD, RN, CNS-M-S, CIC. “Expanding on the previous edition, this version of the APIC Text is the most comprehensive and current reference available to infection preventionists and is an invaluable tool that will help educate all healthcare personnel.”
In addition to hard copy format, the APIC Text is also available online. The newly updated, content-rich APIC Text Online includes all 123 chapters of new and revised content from the 4th edition. This internet-accessible version enables subscribers to access the most up-to-date content in real time on their computers or mobile tablets. Additionally, the web-based version includes a keyword search function. Visit the APIC website to learn more.