Antibiotic Stewardship Survey for IPs working in acute care hospitals
APIC members are invited to participate in a research study on the scope of infection prevention and control department’s responsibilities in antibiotic stewardship and the role of IPs in antibiotic stewardship activities. The findings will provide direction for IPC resource utilization strategies and IP education.
We are asking that only one member of a hospital’s IPC department complete the survey (the person with the greatest knowledge of the IPC program). If you work in a healthcare system we ask that one member from each hospital’s IPC department complete the survey.
• The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
• Your answers will be kept confidential.
• The findings will be shared through a paper submitted for publication to the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).
• The Human Subject Institutional Review Board at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA has deemed this study to be IRB exempt.
Participate in the survey. APIC chapter members are encouraged to respond. Thank you in advance for your time and participation.
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Our 2017 and 2018 Presidents, Lisa Kenner and April Sutton
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Chapter Excellence Award
Good day APIC DFW! I wanted to share some great news with all of you. We were notified recently that APIC DFW has been selected to receive the 2016 Chapter Excellence Award in the category of Member Support. We applied for this award in January, but had not received notification until two weeks ago that we were selected for this honor. The award will be presented at the Chapter Leaders’ Luncheon at the national conference next month. Being selected for this award is a great reflection of our chapter’s innovation and professionalism. I am so proud to be a part of this organization and honored to serve as your 2017 President. It is easy to lead such a motivated group. Congratulations to each of you for this national recognition!
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CAN'T MAKE A MEETING??? BE SURE TO JOIN US ELECTRONICALLY!!
“APIC DFW now has the capability to webcast our monthly meetings! Prior to each meeting, an email will be sent out with instructions for accessing the webcast, either on the member’s computer or smart phone. Members will be able to both audio and video of the educational presentation and the business meeting. Members who listen to the entire educational presentation online will be able to earn CE credits in the same way as attendees who are physically present.
Please keep in mind that the webcast option is intended to serve members who are unable to attend meetings in person due to distance or other constraints. To take full advantage of chapter benefits, members should make every attempt to be physically present at all meetings. Poor audience turnout can be discouraging to the fantastic speakers that our Education/Program committee schedules to present each month.
We would appreciate your feedback on this exciting new benefit for our members.”
WELCOME to APIC-DFW
Welcome to the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. APIC members and stakeholders work in a wide range of settings, representing hospitals, clinics, long-term care, industry, public health and other related fields.
APIC-DFW's mission is to influence, support, and improve the quality and safety of healthcare through the practice and management of infection prevention and control and the application of epidemiology in all health care settings. This is done through education, collaboration, evidence-based practice, advocacy, and credentialing.
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