The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. For more than 40 years, APIC has been the leader in the evidence-based application of infection prevention and control. From educating professionals to writing the foremost reference publications, APIC—a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization— aims to create a safer world through the prevention of infection.
Most APIC members are nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, microbiologists, 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.
Many IPs are employed within healthcare institutions and also serve as educators, researchers, consultants, and clinical scientists. Through APIC Consulting Services, APIC now offers a team of professionals ready to help you improve patient outcomes and optimize your infection prevention spending.
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