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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.

  • 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
    3 weeks ago 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
  • The Normalization of Deviance
    Normalization of deviance is, well, normal. That’s why infection preventionists (IP) and perioperative leaders must continue to team up to ad-ress it. Normalization of deviance works like this: when we first get our learner’s driving permit, we bring the car to ...More
    April 19, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • APIC Announces New Fellows Program
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced the Advanced Designation Program, which will recognize exemplary APIC members with status as a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ...More
    February 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Personnel Compliance With Infection Prevention Imperatives
    So much of the infection preventionist’s time has traditionally been spent in the pursuit of healthcare personnel education and training on infection control-related principles and practices, with varying degrees of success measured through compliance metrics. Be it ...More
    January 8, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • Nursing Community on Path to Transformation Since IOM Future of Nursing Report Five Years Ago
    Since the 2010 Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health was issued, significant progress has been made related to many of the report's recommendations, which were geared toward helping nurses meet the heightened demand for ...More
    December 4, 2015 Posted in News
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