Infection Prevention Program of Tomorrow will be Focus of 2007 Futures Summit

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces it will undertake work to articulate the Infection Prevention Program of Tomorrow for its third Futures Summit, which will be held in early 2007.

We believe by positioning infection prevention at the epicenter of the institution we will achieve a culture of zero tolerance for healthcare-associated infections, said APIC chief executive officer Kathy L. Warye. We invite organizations that share APICs mission to take part in this initiative.

The projectin direct support of APICs strategic plan, Vision 2012will explore the following questions:

-- What institutional commitment and resources are required to drive healthcare-associated infections to the irreducible minimum?

-- Where within the institution should the infection prevention and control program be located to maximize patient outcomes?

-- What preparation will the infection prevention professional need to lead the program of tomorrow?

More than 3,500 members of the infection prevention and control community met in Tampa earlier this month to participate in APICs record-breaking annual conference.

The strong turnout is a demonstration of the growing influence and empowerment of the infection prevention and control community, Warye added.

Source: APIC