Practice guidance for infection prevention

As part of APIC’s mission to create a safer world through prevention of infection, APIC provides evidence-based, scientific, and proven resources to infection preventionists, healthcare professionals, and patients.

The practice guidance resources found on these pages were developed with the assistance of APIC members and other experts in the field.

Emergency preparedness
Access resources to prepare for, respond to, and manage a natural disaster, pandemic, or a bioterrorism event. Read more.

APIC Implementation Guides
APIC Implementation Guides are developed using up-to-date research, information from medical societies, and guidance issued by governmental agencies.  The guides provide complete information on etiology, surveillance, prevention, and the infection preventionist’s role in an easy-to-understand-and-use format. Browse the guides.

Practice resources
APIC provides practice resources on healthcare personnel immunization, multidrug-resistant organisms, accreditation, environmental services, construction issues, and choosing surveillance technology. Read more.

APIC sponsors research studies and collaborates with academic investigators on projects that align with the association’s priorities. The findings help infection preventionists make clinically relevant and meaningful improvements to patient safety. Learn more.

Infection preventionist (IP) competency model
To meet the demands of the rapidly expanding field of infection prevention, and equip professionals for the challenges of the future, APIC has created the first model for infection preventionist (IP) competency. Learn more.

The American Journal of Infection Control
The American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) is APIC’s official scientific journal, and is a recognized source for peer-reviewed articles on infection control, epidemiology, infectious diseases, and disease prevention. Read more.