APIC 2020 Heroes WMC IP Team

Sophie Labrecque, MSc, RN, CIC Lynda Mack, MSN, RN, CCRN, CIC Moira Quinn, BSN, RN, CIC Georgetta Rinck, MPH, RN, CIC Teresa Rowland, BSN, RN Rita Sussner, BSN, RN, CIC  Westchester Medical CenterValhalla, NY

FDA Warns of Potential Drug Interaction with Remdesivir

The FDA is warning healthcare providers about a newly discovered potential drug interaction related to the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir, which has received emergency use authorization for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients with severe disease. Based on a recently completed non-clinical laboratory study, the FDA is revising the fact sheet for healthcare providers that accompanies the […]

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5 Second Rule Show: Episode 9: “Behind the 5 Second Rule”

The questionable concept of the “5 Second Rule” is one we have all grown up with. You drop a food item on the floor that you really-really wanted and as a grade-schooler you were very likely to get ready to pick it up and put it in your mouth. Meanwhile your Mom is shouting “noooooo” from across the room. In this episode, we dive into the history behind this “rule” and if it really holds up.
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APIC President on the Public Health Impact of Racism

“The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) condemns all forms of racism. As the nation faces its worst health and economic crisis in generations, which disproportionately affects the Black community and all other communities of color, APIC joins our voice with others in speaking out against racism and the social injustices it creates.”
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APIC Publishes Implementation Guide on NV-HAP

To improve prevention efforts for one of the most common healthcare-associated infections in the U.S., (APIC) has published an Implementation Guide on Non-Ventilator Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (NV-HAP). Published as a supplement to AJIC, the new guide reviews current literature, infection prevention strategies, and potential tools and techniques to guide surveillance, detection, and prevention efforts for NV-HAP across the continuum of care.
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5 Second Rule Show: Episode 8 “Creating a Healthier World: It’s In Your Clean Hands”

We hear so much about how hand washing is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick, but is that all hype? Listen to “5 Second Rule” to get all your questions answered about the one healthy habit everyone can and should do.
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More Recent Announcements



Prevention Strategist—Summer 2020



  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) timeline, December 31, 2019 – April 3, 2020
  • APIC’s ongoing COVID-19 response
  • Applying and using APIC’s Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist

American Journal of Infection Control—June 2020



  • A qualitative study on the psychological experience of caregivers of COVID-19 patients
  • Examining the inclusion of patients and their family members in infection prevention and control policies and guidelines across Bangladesh, Indonesia, and South Korea
  • How much is adequate staffing for infection control? A deterministic approach through the lens of Workload Indicators of Staffing Need
  • High consequence infectious diseases training using interprofessional simulation and TeamSTEPPS
  • Impact of an educational program on reducing healthcare-associated meningitis or ventriculitis in the neurosurgical intensive care unit

Public Policy Updates


APIC Provides Comments on NHSN COVID-19 Module

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CMS Nursing Home Training Series Update

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FDA Warns of Potential Drug Interaction with Remdesivir

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