Professional Development

Infection preventionists from all areas of the healthcare institution need regular, ongoing instruction relating to their professional development so that they can be effective instructors to healthcare providers on the principles and practices of infection prevention and control. Training-the- trainer educational opportunities take the form of courses, Webinars and virtual conferences.


  • APIC Releases Infection Control Certification Study Guide
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has released the fifth edition of the Certification Study Guide to assist candidates preparing for the Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC®) exam. Rewritten by a team of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Elaine Larson Awarded New York Academy of Medicine's Clinical Practice Award
    Columbia University School of Nursing congratulates Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research, on her selection by the New York Academy of Medicine as the 2014 recipient of the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice. Larson, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • APIC Issues Revised Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has released the fourth edition of the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, a 123-chapter infection prevention and control resource that reflects the latest guidelines, regulations, ...More
    August 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • Building Momentum in Infection Prevention
    As many of you know, recent studies have shown that infection rates are lower than previously estimated. The “Multistate Point-Prevalence Survey of Health Care-Associated Infections” published in the March 27 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) ...More
    June 16, 2014 Posted in Articles
  • The IP/Epidemiologist Partnership: Sharing the Common Goal of Good Patient Outcomes
    One of the most important relationships that infection preventionists can cultivate is with their institution's epidemiologist. It's a partnership that is equally appreciated by the epidemiologist who shares the objective of good patient outcomes.  It's an alliance ...More
    June 16, 2014 Posted in Articles
  • APIC Honors its 2014 Heroes of Infection Prevention
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced six recipients of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully reduced infection, raised awareness, and improved the health and ...More
    June 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Chief Medical Officer from Wisconsin Awarded APIC's Healthcare Administrator Award
    Mark Kehrberg, MD, MS, chief medical officer of Ministry Health Care and Affinity Health System in Menasha, Wisconsin, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Healthcare Administrator Award, presented by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and ...More
    June 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Virginia IP Wins 2014 Carole DeMille Achievement Award
    Judith English, PhD, RN, CIC, of Falls Church, Virginia, will be honored with the prestigious 2014 Carole DeMille Achievement Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The award, which will be presented today during the opening ...More
    June 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • GI Nurses and Associates Week is March 24-28, 2014
    The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) announces a week-long celebration with the new GI Nurses and Associates Week, March 24-28, 2014. Each day will have a special focus to highlight the topics and issues that are top of mind for GI/endoscopy ...More
    March 3, 2014 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • New Nurses' Survey Reveals Bigger Workload and Less Patient Time
    The nursing profession is changing, and the role RNs play at hospitals is expanding. And while most nurses are generally satisfied with their jobs, many have a negative outlook for the future, according to a new survey released by Jackson Healthcare, Care Logistics and ...More
    February 7, 2014 Posted in News
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