This is the logo associated with the Infection Prevention and Control Professional Association known as The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
What is APIC?
APIC is the Infection Preventionists (IPs) Professional Association. I encourage any person who is in any way associated with Infection Prevention and Control to visit the APIC website and to also consider joining the organization.
What does APIC do? Visit the APIC website and take a look.
Here you will find evidence-based and scientifically proven resources you will feel confident in using to support your Infection Prevention and Control program. There are many, many more resources available to you as well
APIC and the CDC work in concert with one another to provide the most consistent and up to date resources, guidelines and recommendations in the Infection Prevention and Control environment.
Why become a member?
APIC members are comprised of nurses, public health professionals, physicians, epidemiologists and others who among other things, are involved with collecting, analyzing and interpreting surveillance data collected in their respective work environments. It makes sense to seek out others with mutual educational and professional interests in order to strengthen and support your role as an Infection Preventionist.
And one more thing…
Long-term Care Nurses share a common need to become actively involved in establishing scientifically based infection prevention practices. We need to collaborate with not only Long-term Care Nurses, but all member of the healthcare team to insure prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Education is the answer. Do it for yourself; yes, it requires an additional personal investment of your time and a determination to become better prepared to practice in your profession.
Reference: APIC website, March 12, 2012, http://www.APIC.org