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The Association for Professionals in Infection and Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the release of two free implementation guides for infection prevention, available as free online downloads from the association website at www.apic.org.
Developed by teams of experts in infection prevention, these complimentary guides provide evidence-based strategies for surveillance and elimination of infection presented in an easy-to-use format with practical, how-to information.
2013 Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services
Designed to improve targeted outcomes and enhance patient safety for EMS system responders, who are often at high risk of exposure to biohazards and infectious diseases.
Â Infection prevention standards, regulations, and best practices in patient and EMS system responder safety
Â Instructions, examples, and tools to conduct surveillance and risk assessments
Â Forms and templates for infection prevention education, training, and compliance monitoring
Â Emergency, disaster, and bioterrorism preparedness
2013 Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections
Revised and expanded, this guide features up-to-date research and guidance and includes an overview of CDI, strategies for prevention, considerations for specific patient populations, and evolving practices as well as incorporating current regulations.
Â C. difficile in pediatrics and skilled nursing facilities
Â The pathogenesis and changing epidemiology of CDI diagnosis
Â Environmental control
Â New and emerging technologies
Â Tools and examples to help apply preventative measures, including hand hygiene monitoring, environmental cleaning, and isolation compliance.
Visit www.apic.org/implementationguides to access the entire implementation guide library and learn more about new and revised guides.Â