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Welcome to the Greater Atlanta Chapter of APIC Official Website

Chapter Vision:

Healthcare without infection

Chapter Mission:

Create a safer world through prevention of infection

APIC National Strategic Plan Information: 

APIC Strategic Plan Metrics

APIC Strategic Plan 2020

Next Chapter Meeting:

January 16, 2019

Air Contamination and SSI Risk in Implant Procedures

Speaker: Mosunmola Adeyemi (Lizzy), PhD, RN, CIC, CPHQ

Wellstar Resource Center: Sinclair Room 

Lunch begins at 12:30 pm, Presentation begins at 1:00 pm

 

Important Chapter News:

Important Measles Alert from Georgia Department of Public Health

GDPH Measles Alert 1-17-19

Identify, Isolate, Inform

Infection Control Postures

Measles Disease Card

Measles Health Alert_January 2019

 

GHA/DPH Infection Control Bootcamp

February 12-13, 2019

To learn more, visit: Infection Control Bootcamp

Emerging Issues:

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing an Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Health Alert (see below) to update healthcare providers on AFM in Georgia and encourage reporting. In addition to the health alert, we would also like to provide healthcare providers with a factsheet to share: “Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Questions and Answers” (see below):

Frequently Asked Questions Document

To view the new CDC resources on Sepsis Prevention, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/sepsis/get-ahead-of-sepsis/index.html. 

CDC has released a new Vital Signs Report on Healthcare Legionnaire’s Disease released on June 6. To view the Vital Signs report, please click here.

The CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee has moved the guidelines to a new dedicated page that is clearly divided by infection type. To view the guidelines, please visit here.

CDC has created a new infection control page that contains many great resources to reduce HAIs in healthcare settings. To visit the new page, please visit here.

To view a current real-time listing of global infectious disease outbreaks, visit the WHO outbreaks site by clicking here.

WHO Issues New Guidance for Viral Hepatitis Testing for HBV and HCV. To learn more, visit here.  To download the new guidelines, visit here.

 

CDC issues alert on global emergence of invasive infections caused by the MDR yeast Candida auris

To view the CDC alert, please click here.

CDC Experts Host Collaborative Zika Virus Summit-Presentations and Prevention and Response Resources Now Available

To view the new CDC resources, please click here.

CDC releases new resources to combat antibiotic-resistant infections:

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CDC releases new guidance and campaign to fight antibiotic resistant infections. To learn more about the new CDC resources, please visit the Infection Control Resources page or the CDC Website.

FDA Issues Guidance to Protect US Blood Supply from Zika Virus Disease

CDC releases new ATLAS tool to target antibiotic-resistant infections.  To use the new tool visit: CDC ATLAS Program

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Greater Atlanta Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

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