Membership Sections

Learn. Network. Advance. Lead. Enhance your APIC membership by joining one or more of APIC’s sections. APIC sections are virtual communities of practice that connect infection preventionists with similar interests in infection prevention across the continuum of care. Sections provide virtual communication opportunities to exchange ideas as well as share and promote best practices.

Membership sections:

  • Ambulatory Care – professionals who manage infection prevention programs in the following types of settings: dental offices, dialysis centers, physician offices, correctional facilities, surgery centers, therapy centers, infusion centers, and 23-hour observation units. These facilities may be free-standing or attached to a hospital. Learn more.
  • Behavioral Health – professionals who manage infection prevention programs within behavioral health, including: free-standing psychiatric hospitals, in-hospital units, long-term care units, MR/MI units, outpatient clinics, and correctional units. Learn more.
  • Corporate/System Level Director IP – professionals working or interested in corporate and system level director IP roles. Learn more.
  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) – professionals who manage infection prevention programs within critical access hospitals (hospitals certified under a set of Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP), which are structured differently than the acute care hospitals CoP). Typically, CAHs have no more than 25 inpatient beds; maintain an annual average length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute inpatient care; offer 24-hour, 2-day-a-week emergency care; and are located in a rural area, at least 35 miles drive away from any other hospital or CAH. Small rural hospitals without the CAH certification are also served by this section. Learn more.
  • EMS/Public Safety – paramedics and emergency care personnel associated with the transport of patients, as well as the various first-responder components, fire departments, police agencies, corporate emergency response teams, volunteers, public access defibrillation programs, and citizen rescuers. Learn more.
  • Home Care – healthcare professionals specializing in the unique needs of patients transitioning from an acute care or inpatient setting to the place they call home. Learn more.
  • International – infection prevention professionals from a variety of disciplines and healthcare settings outside of the U.S. Learn more.
  • IPC Informatics– professional who interact with health information, especially those who want to leverage health information systems to streamline data management, data validity, and support infection prevention and control innovative practices. Learn more.
  • Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) – infection preventionists who specialize in meeting the long-term and acute care needs of the LTAC patient population, both in free-standing and hospital-in-hospital settings. Learn more.
  • Long-Term Care (LTC) – infection preventionists who work in free-standing LTC or extended care facilities. Learn more.
  • Minority Health and Safety – includes healthcare professionals who understand the barriers to healthcare access for minorities and advocate for minority health in underserved communities. Learn more.
  • Oncology – healthcare professionals who focus on infection prevention and patient safety for the specialty oncology population in surgical, hematological-oncology, hemotapoietic stem cell transplant and ambulatory treatment settings. Learn more.
  • Pediatrics – healthcare professionals who focus on infection prevention among children and their families across healthcare settings. Learn more.
  • Public Health – professionals who work in all aspects of the public sector, especially those working in state programs coordinating data collection, public-private collaborations, and educating infection preventionists to ensure they are meeting state and federal HAI reporting requirements. Learn more.
  • Veterans’ Affairs (VA) – healthcare professionals who manage infection prevention programs in the 23 integrated service networks of the Veterans Heath Administration. Learn more.