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Association For Professionals In Infection Control And Epidemiology (APIC)

  • Zero Tolerance for Infections: A Winning Strategy
    “Zero tolerance” is quickly becoming the new watchword in infection prevention, as the concept of striving for zero infiltrates U.S. hospital staffs as they strive to meet new pay-for-performance mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), this fall ...More
    January 24, 2008 Posted in Articles
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    Send your event information for publication to Kelly Pyrek at MARCH 2008 3-7 EPI 101 and 201 courses New Orleans 30-April 3 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) annual congress Anaheim, JUNE 2008 9-12 2008 ...More
    January 24, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Prevention Experts Share Information, Strategies at Conference on Infectious Diseases
    The 12th Conference on Infectious Diseases, sponsored by SHEA, APIC and AORN, and underwritten and hosted by Kimberly-Clark Health Care, brought together infection control practitioners, nurses and physicians to promote dialogue about contemporary challenges in the ...More
    January 24, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • National Program to Help Prevent Staph Infections is Launched
    NEW YORK – Award-winning professional baseball team manager Terry Francona announces the launch of “Strike Out Infection,” a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of staph infections and how to prevent them. Francona is partnering in the educational campaign ...More
    January 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • What Does Being an ICP Mean to You?
    With the holiday season just behind us, hopefully we have all had a chance to take stock of our lives and make resolutions for the new year, 2008. When I really sit down and count my blessings, I have to include stumbling into this role of the infection control practitioner ...More
    December 20, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • A New Year, New Issues, and New Resolve to Fight Infections
    It’s a new year, so of course everyone’s talking about making a list of resolutions. If you’re like me, you get out last year’s list and resolve to do better. My list doesn’t change much from year to year, in that I strive for excellence in all pursuits and try not to let ...More
    December 20, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • 2008 Industry Report: Infection Prevention Industry Update
    We are entering one of the most active, interesting and challenging times in the history of infection prevention and control. In this special section we explore a number of critical issues that will define the future of the field and establish new precedents in how ...More
    December 20, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • APIC Launches “Targeting Zero” Initiative to Eradicate Infections Deemed Preventable by CMS
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announce a series of new educational initiatives aimed at eliminating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which include Clostridium difficile-associated disease ...More
    December 18, 2007 Posted in News
  • CDC Uses New Technical Approach to Enable Hospital Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections
    ATLANTA -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with timely assistance from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), is developing a standards-based solution for transmission of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) ...More
    December 13, 2007 Posted in News
  • Survey Finds U.S. Healthcare Facilities Not Doing Enough to Curb MRSA
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. healthcare facilities aren't doing enough to protect patients from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, according to a new poll of infection control professionals released today. The online poll conducted by the Association ...More
    December 11, 2007 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions