Association For Professionals In Infection Control And Epidemiology (APIC)

  • Proper Handwashing is Essential for Infection Prevention
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Do not let a stomach virus damper your summer fun and spoil your vacation. Families can protect themselves by engaging in proper hand hygiene to prevent the spread of infections. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) ...More
    May 3, 2005 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Mandatory Reporting of HAIs: What is Your Role?
    Mandatory Reporting of HAIs: What is Your Role? By Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC Four states, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Missouri, and Florida, already have laws in place which require mandatory public reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and the California ...More
    May 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Thousands of Infection Prevention Experts to Gather in Baltimore This June
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation’s top experts in the field of infection prevention and control will be convening in Baltimore for the 32nd Annual Educational Conference & International Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm Appointed to National Academy of Sciences
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and keynote speaker for APIC’s 2005 annual conference, has been named to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences ...More
    March 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Mandatory Reporting Consensus Conference Webcast Now Live
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Archived proceedings from the recent consensus conference on mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections are now accessible via a live Webcast feature at and include a real-time online polling feature so that visitors may vote on ...More
    March 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today: Clinical Update
    HICPAC Revises Isolation and TB Guidelines By John Roark The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s long awaited “Guidelines for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Setings” will most likely be published in late ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • CDC Issues Guidance for Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections; Infection Prevention Community Pledges Support
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) issued recommendations today addressing the public reporting of healthcare-associated infections. This guidance was designed to ...More
    February 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Groups Reach Consensus on Healthcare-Associated Infections
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Consensus for the development of a national standard for infection rate reporting was reached on Tuesday among experts in infection control and prevention, representatives from state government agencies, public health, and consumer groups.  ...More
    February 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • APIC and Research Foundation Announce Merger
    WASHINGTON -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Research Foundation for Prevention of Complications Associated with Healthcare have announced the merging of their two organizations.Although affiliated with APIC, the ...More
    January 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today: References
    REFERENCES “EPIDEMIOLOGY 101: SURVEYING THE SCENE,” BY KRIS ELLIS, PAGE 12. 1. Scheckler WE, et al. Requirements for infrastructure and essential activities of infection control and epidemiology in hospitals: A consensus panel report. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles