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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Interdisciplinary team approach decreased CAUTI rates in a rehabilitation setting

Infectious Disease News, July 2011
An interdisciplinary team approach successfully decreased catheter-associated urinary tract infections in a rehabilitation setting within 3…
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Common procedure for cleaning hospital beds failed to eliminate bacteria

Infectious Disease News, July 2011
BALTIMORE — Commonly used cleaning measures for disinfecting hospital bed mattresses and bed decks did not eliminate contamination…
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Hand hygiene compliance rates steadily increased with new campaign

Infectious Disease News, July 2011
BALTIMORE — A hand hygiene campaign that implemented new signage, a variety of in-services and new automated dispensers placed at the entry…
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M. immunogenum cause of surgical site infection outbreak in California hospital

Infectious Disease News, July 2011
BALTIMORE — The emerging pathogen Mycobacterium immunogenum was the cause of a surgical site infections outbreak among otherwise healthy…
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Norovirus leading cause of outbreaks across US hospitals

June 30, 2011
BALTIMORE — An outbreak investigation across US hospitals indicated that norovirus infections have become an increasingly common…
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Assay bested skin test in screening for TB

June 30, 2011
BALTIMORE — Compared with a traditional tuberculin skin test, an interferon-gamma release assay was less expensive, provided better accuracy…
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Prediction model identified patients at high risk for MRSA in VA hospitals

June 27, 2011
BALTIMORE — A two-step prediction model that included methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus history and functional health status…