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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Cleansing before skin-to-skin contact in NICUs reduces S. aureus infections

June 14, 2018
Skin-to-skin contact between parents and newborns — also known as kangaroo care — has been shown in studies improve children’s
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Inspections reveal bacterial growth on reprocessed ureteroscopes

June 17, 2017
Researchers detected bacterial growth on reprocessed flexible ureteroscopes days after the devices were sterilized, underscoring the need to actively…
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Intervention significantly reduces MRSA in Veterans living center

June 16, 2017
Recent findings presented at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology annual conference showed that an intervention…
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Study: 37% of heater-cooler devices contaminated with M. chimaera

June 15, 2017
More than one-third of heater-cooler devices sampled during a recent study were contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera, researchers said…
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Long-term care facilities in US lack resources for infection prevention

June 14, 2017
Public health officials reported at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology annual conference that long-term care…
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Hawthorne effect limits accurate hand hygiene compliance rates

June 16, 2016
Health care workers were approximately 35% less compliant to hand hygiene practices when they were audited by hospital volunteers they did not…
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Images triggering disgust improve hand hygiene compliance at hospital

June 13, 2016
Hand hygiene compliance rates improved among health care workers at a Detroit hospital after they were shown images of bacterial growth similar to…
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Implementation of UTI prevention policies varies across nursing homes

June 10, 2016
Observance of various urinary tract infection prevention policies and practices appears inconsistent across nursing homes in the United States…
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More than 75% of ED patients who receive antibiotics are STD-negative

June 9, 2016
New study results suggest that approximately three-quarters of ED patients who presented with symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia were treated with…
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Windshield washer fluid possible exposure route for Legionnaires' disease

May 29, 2014
Researchers have identified windshield washer fluid as a possible source of Legionella, according to data presented at the 2014 General Meeting of…