Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Healio brings you the highlights from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) annual conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from the conference, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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PICU terminal cleaning fails to decontaminate air ducts, floors

June 19, 2019
Research presented at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, or APIC, suggests that…
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Protocol decreases broad-spectrum antibiotic use in patients with sepsis

June 18, 2019
PHILADEPHIA — A new protocol implemented to treat patients with sepsis reduced the time that they were on broad-spectrum antibiotics, decreased…
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Female external catheters cut CAUTI rate by more than 50%

June 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A new type of female indwelling catheter technology reduced inpatient catheter-associated UTIs, or CAUTIs, by 51.7%, according…
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VIDEO: Supporting the role of the infection preventionist

June 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In this video from the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Karen
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Pseudo-outbreak of B. cepacia linked to refilled ultrasound gel bottles

June 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A pseudo-outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia in a hospital ED was linked to ultrasound gel bottles that had been refilled by…
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Investing in infection prevention improves care, saves money

June 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Implementing chlorhexidine gluconate, or CHG, bathing for every patient led to significant reductions in health care-associated…
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Measles, mumps outbreaks reveal need for hospital control strategies

July 5, 2018
Responses to recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in the United States demonstrated the need for infection control strategies at heath care…
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Illicit drug use among risk factors associated with cesarean section infections

June 20, 2018
Researchers found that illicit drug use, history of smoking, prior cesarean section and higher BMI were associated with an increased risk for…
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Nurses ‘overlooked and underutilized’ in antimicrobial stewardship efforts

June 19, 2018
Nurses are an “overlooked and underutilized” part of the effort to reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics, according to the results…

Study IDs significant infection control gaps at small rural hospitals

June 15, 2018
Critical access hospitals struggle with infection prevention and control, especially when it comes to injection safety and preventing certain…