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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:

February 20th, 2019 

Topic: Tuberculosis and Latent TB Updates

Speaker: Alawode Oladele, MD, MPH

Dekalb County Board of Health

Tuberculosis Medical Director

Refugee Health Medical Director 

 

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. 

Program will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:

Wellstar Development Center

Allatoonna Conference Room 

2000 South Park Place SE

Atlanta, GA 30339

 

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 Acute Care Infection Control Bootcamp

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) are offering a two-day “Infection Prevention Boot Camp” for Georgia hospitals as a method to provide support in the professional development of “novice” Infection Preventionists

Dates: February 12 – 13, 2019

Location: GHA Education Center

    1675 Terrell Mill Road, SE
    Marietta, GA 30067

     (770) 249-4500

Continuing education credits will be available. Details are listed in the course brochure. Speakers will include Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC and experts from Georgia DPH and Alliant Quality. This program is being funded by a grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health. There is no registration fee to attend. Registration for the event is available at the GHA website:  www.gha.org. Details for website registration are in the course brochure. 

 

GA DPH Long Term Care Infection Control BootCamp

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) and the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) will hold an Infection Prevention Boot Camp educational program for Long Term Care Facilities

Dates: February 20 – 21, 2019 and a second offering March 19-20, 2019.

Location: GHA Education Center

    1675 Terrell Mill Road, SE
    Marietta, GA 30067

    (770) 249-4500

Continuing education credits will be available. Details are listed in the course brochure. Speakers will include Libby Chinnes and Experts from DPH, GDCH, CDC, GHCH, and Alliant Quality. This program is being funded by a grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health. There is no registration fee to attend.

Registration for the event is available at the GHA website:  www.gha.org. Details for website registration are in the Course Brochure.

 

GA DPH High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization BootCamp

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA), and the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) will hold a High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization Training Educational Program

Dates: March 13, 2019

Location: GHA Education Center

    1675 Terrell Mill Road, SE
    Marietta, GA 30067

    (770) 249-4500

Continuing education credits will be available. Details are listed in the course brochure. Speakers will include Latasha L. Hall, BHS, CBSPD, CRCST, CHL, Quality Manager, Sterile Processing at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. This program is being funded by a grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health. There is no registration fee to attend. Registration for the event is available at the GHA website:  www.gha.org. Details for website registration are in the course brochure.

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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