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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 MegaSurvey Provides Foundational Data About Infection Prevention Profession
    Results from the APIC MegaSurvey, the largest-ever survey of the infection prevention workforce, describe the core activities and competencies of infection preventionists (IPs). The first in a series of articles based on the survey findings was recently published in the ...More
    February 14, 2017 Posted in News
  • IP/Stakeholder Series: The C-Suite
    In this new series for 2017, we highlight insights from professionals in the healthcare community regarding how to foster communication and collaboration between infection preventionists (IPs) and key stakeholders. In this issue, Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC, an independent ...More
    January 30, 2017 Posted in Articles
  • WHO Issues Core Components of Effective Infection Prevention and Control Programs
    Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major public health problem with a significant impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life. They represent also an important economic burden to health systems worldwide. However, a large proportion of HAI are preventable ...More
    January 10, 2017 Posted in News
  • Nursing Ranks as the Most Trusted Profession for 15th Consecutive Year
    The American public has again ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released today. The annual poll marks the 15th consecutive year that nurses have been ranked the most trusted out of a wide spectrum ...More
    December 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • Innovating How You Train by Building an Engaged Workforce
    Today, it is no longer acceptable to think that employees learn much from a training session.  So often both trainer and trainees are so busy, preoccupied, or bored that attending a training session may be a more detrimental time and energy suck than not having ...More
    November 21, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • Certification: Important Trends That Will Shape the Future
    Certification programs in healthcare were developed to demonstrate competency within a specific field. In regulated professions such as medicine and nursing, certification demonstrates proficiency above and beyond the knowledge and skills required for licensing. Over ...More
    October 17, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • CMS Surveys: A Primer for the Infection Preventionist
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) maintains systems of oversight as part of its general mission to strengthen and modernize healthcare in the United States. Monitoring systems are a crucial component in CMS’s mission, factoring into all four of ...More
    June 24, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Prevention Programs: Promoting Value, Securing Resources
    Promoting the value of infection prevention programs and securing the resources necessary to ensure the continued viability of such programs has become an imperative for the infection preventionist (IP) in the era of healthcare reform and increased demands on IPs' time. A ...More
    June 20, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • Measles, Mumps and Missing the Moment
    From the front of the hospital classroom I saw the indifferent stares of 30 nurse residents. These first year nurses were participating in an employer sponsored program to facilitate their transition into clinical role as well as to support retention which is often ...More
    June 20, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • Globally Minded Infection Preventionist Receives Highest Honor From APIC
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today honored Georgia (Gigi) Dash, RN, MS, CIC, director of infection prevention, Cape Cod Healthcare, with the 2016 Carole DeMille Achievement Award for her global contributions to the field of ...More
    June 12, 2016 Posted in News
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