Center for Disease Control
APIC is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Our mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost.
Most APIC members are nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, or medical technologists who:
- Collect, analyze, and interpret health data in order to track infection trends, plan appropriate interventions, measure success, and report relevant data to public health agencies
- Establish scientifically based infection prevention practices and collaborate with the healthcare team to assure implementation
- Work to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in healthcare facilities by isolating sources of infections and limiting their transmission
- Educate healthcare personnel and the public about infectious diseases and how to limit their spread
- Educational Videos Share your talent! We need links to any educational videos you have made so we can post them on the web site. Please send them to Diana.Korpal@Kindred.com
- Scholarships Deadlines are approaching for scholarships to the spring conference. Check with your regional director for details. Contact information here.
- Ambulatory Care Centers Click here for information on educational offerings detailing CMS conditions for coverage in Ambulatory Care Centers
- NHSN reporting of HAIs -- click here How to assign surveillance rights to IHA
- Hand Hygiene Toolkit - click here to download
Hot news about our members and other topics
- We want to post the names of the previously and newly certified (CIC) Infection Preventionists. If that is YOU, please contact Diana.Korpal@Kindred.com so we can include your name here! Please indicate if it is within the last six months.
- What's the buzz about TJC??? -- Joint Commission surveyors are asking about "surveillance" but are referencing OBSERVATIONS. This is usually in the context of hand hygiene or environmental monitoring for cleaning. Thought you'd like to know.
- DID YOU KNOW ... you can use bioterrorism monies to attend APIC-Indiana conferences? As long as there is a report or session regarding bioterrorism / emergency management, the ISDH has approved ASPR funds for this use.
Conferences and Education
APICIN holds two conferences annually, in the spring and the fall.
Resources and news
Newsletters and online learning resources for you.