Association For Professionals In Infection Control And Epidemiology (APIC)


  • APIC Calls for Annual Flu Immunization of Healthcare Workers
    In response to the low rates of influenza immunization among healthcare personnel, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced its support for requiring flu immunization for healthcare workers who have direct patient ...More
    October 9, 2008 Posted in News
  • Science-Based Strategies Take Aim at HAIs
    For the first time, five healthcare leaders have collaborated to publish science-based strategies in a new compendium to help prevent the six most important healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The work is called the Compendium of Strategies to Prevent ...More
    October 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • PDI Sponsors APIC’s 23rd Annual International Infection Prevention Week
    Professional Disposables International, Inc. announces it will be the platinum sponsor of APIC’s 23rd Annual International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 19-25, 2008. Continuing its commitment to infection prevention and control, PDI’s sponsorship ...More
    October 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Key Ways to Measure Drug-Resistant Infections in Healthcare
    Healthcare experts today published a position paper that provides strategies that healthcare facilities can use to monitor trends in the occurrence of emerging drug-resistant pathogens and determine the impact of local intervention efforts. “Recommendations for ...More
    September 23, 2008 Posted in News
  • APIC Urges States to Proclaim International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 19-25, 2008
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To bring greater attention to the critical need to protect patients and the public from the risk of infection, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) urges every state to recognize International Infection ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • APIC Issues Statement on New CMS Payment Regulations
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kathy Warye, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), issued the following statement today: “Beginning Oct. 1, 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will no longer reimburse ...More
    August 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • Infection Prevention Tips for Flood Clean-up
    As Midwest floodwaters recede and clean-up efforts get underway, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) offers advice to help reduce the risk of infection:Nothing beats hand hygiene – It’s critical to remember to practice ...More
    July 17, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • APIC Announces New Name for Infection Control Profession
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To articulate the expanding roles of its members, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced that infection control professionals will now be referred to as “infection preventionists.” This ...More
    July 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • SANIGUARD Alliance Debuts at Annual APIC Meeting
    LAKEWOOD, N.J. — Component Hardware Group (CHG), the manufacturer of SANIGUARD® antimicrobial, introduces the SANIGUARD Alliance, a partnership of independent companies that are committed to the use of SANIGUARD, an inorganic, silver-based antimicrobial ...More
    June 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Poll Shows Increased Efforts by Hospitals to Control MRSA Infections
    Denver – More than three out of four (76 percent) infection prevention and control professionals (ICPs) polled indicated they have implemented additional measures to prevent the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the last year, but ...More
    June 17, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene