Home

cropped-GreaterAtlanta_APIC-ChptrLogo-web.jpg

Welcome to the Greater Atlanta Chapter of APIC Official Website

Chapter Vision:

Healthcare without infection

Chapter Mission:

Create a safer world through the prevention of infection

APIC National Strategic Plan Information: 

APIC Strategic Plan Metrics

APIC Strategic Plan 2020

Next Chapter Meeting:

Registration for our 2019 Annual Vendor Fair is NOW OPEN! Industry Partners must register for a table. 

 

May 15, 2019

Topic: Leveraging the CDC’s Core Practices for Infection Prevention and Control: Evidence-Based Applications Across the Healthcare Continuum of Care

Visit the Chapter Events Tab for more information and to complete your registration. 

 

Important Chapter News:

GDPH Alert on E. coli Outbreak

GDPH Measles Alert 1-17-19

Identify, Isolate, Inform

Infection Control Postures

Measles Disease Card

Measles Health Alert_January 2019

 

Emerging Issues:

DPH News Release – E. coli Illness in Georgia Linked to Multistate Outbreak

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed 17 cases of E. coli O103 infection in Georgia. Because this is an ongoing investigation, the number of cases is expected to increase. These illnesses are part of a multistate E. coli outbreak sickening nearly 100 people in five states. There are no reports of death in the outbreak.

A specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain has not been identified as the source of these infections. DPH is interviewing the individuals who became ill, asking them about foods they ate in the week before they got sick and looking for any other exposures or commonalities.

People usually get sick from E. coli O103 an average of 3-4 days after swallowing the germ. Symptoms of E. coli O103 include diarrhea (often bloody), severe stomach cramps and vomiting. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should see their doctor. Young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk for developing complications from E. coli infection.

To view the entire news release, please visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/press-releases/2019-04-10/dph-news-release-e-coli-illness-georgia-linked-multistate-outbreak-0

 

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:

graphic-a_1185px

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

Job Openings:

 

Greater Atlanta Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Skip to toolbar