Association For Professionals In Infection Control And Epidemiology (APIC)

  • 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
  • Future Forcast
    Future Forcast Peering Into the Crystal Ball for 2005’s Biggest IC Issues By Kelly M. Pyrek The new year seems to be picking up where 2004 left off, with the anticipated release of updated guidelines, plus continued work on issues that persist, such as tackling ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Key Leaders Convene to Explore Vision for the Infection Control
    WASHINGTON, D.C. --  National leaders from the fields of healthcare, academia, the medical industry, government and the nonprofit world recently convened at a futures summit in San Diego, to explore the evolution of infection prevention and control in an ever-changing ...More
    December 27, 2004 Posted in News
  • CMS to Allow Alcohol Handrub Dispensers in Hospital Corridors
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hospitals striving to increase handwashing compliance among their healthcare workers will soon receive good news from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A CMS regulation prohibiting the placement of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • APIC Elects New Leadership
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the election of its 2005 board of directors. Serving APIC in this capacity are: ·       Incoming APIC President: Sue Sebazco, RN, BS, ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • APIC Convenes Conference on Mandatory Public Reporting
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After years of debate, mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infection data has become a reality in four states and is quickly gaining momentum in several others.  However, realizing the performance improvement and patient safety benefit that ...More
    November 8, 2004 Posted in News