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Association For Professionals In Infection Control And Epidemiology (APIC)

  • Providing Safe Surgical Instruments: Factors to Consider
    There are many steps involved with the preparation of sterile surgical instruments. All of these steps must be performed correctly to ensure a safe product for the patient. When shortcuts are taken, a failure in the process can result. Moreover, this failure may not be ...More
    April 1, 2008 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Can Medicine Be Made Mistake-Proof ?
    It has been more than eight years since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its groundbreaking report, "To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System," which triggered renewed attention to the problem of medical errors.1 In that time, numerous patient safety ...More
    April 1, 2008 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • More States Move to Require Hospitals to Screen Patients for MRSA
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Concerns about the rising incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have prompted lawmakers in a number of states around the country to push hospitals to take more aggressive steps to prevent its spread. Three states have ...More
    March 18, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • APIC Selected as Faculty in Blue Shield of California Foundation Initiative to Fight HAIs
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces that it has been selected by Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) to participate in a statewide effort to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). APIC ...More
    February 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • APIC Issues Statement on Need for Increased Prevention Measures for Healthcare-Associated Infections
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Kathy Warye, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), issued the following statement: "APIC is concerned with the increased rate of antibiotic resistant infections -- as high as 70 percent according to recent ...More
    February 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • 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
  • calendar
    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