About Us

We are the Indiana Chapter (#76) of The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

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

 


Mission

APIC's mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The Association's more than 11,000 members have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control and hospital epidemiology in health care settings around the globe. APIC's members are nurses, epidemiologists, physicians, PhDs, microbiologists, clinical pathologists, laboratory technicians and public health professionals. APIC advances its mission through education, research, consultation, collaboration, practice guidance, public policy and credentialing.

By 2012, APIC will be recognized as the leader in infection prevention and control by practitioners, policy makers, healthcare executives, and consumers. In order to do so, APIC is working toward achieving the following goals:

  1. APIC will emphasize prevention and promote zero tolerance for healthcare-associated infections and other adverse events.
  2. APIC will ensure that appropriate standards and measures are set by which infection prevention and control programs are evaluated by regulatory agencies, healthcare executives, payers and consumers.
  3. Infection prevention and control will be recognized as a separate and distinct profession, whose members are positioned for leadership roles in healthcare.
  4. APIC will serve as a catalyst for leading edge research for the prevention of infection and associated adverse outcomes.
  5. APIC will play a leadership role in emergency preparedness related to infection prevention and control, including emerging and reemerging diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters and other issues.

 


Vision

We may never eliminate infection entirely, yet working together –Infection Preventionists, physicians, hospital administrators and the public –we have the potential to approach zero by pursuing perfection.