Government affairs is tracking legislation
Several bills related to infection prevention concerns are making their way through the Texas legislature. CLICK HERE for a description of the issues and links to the bills and their progress.
Each year, the APIC DFW Board selects at least one chapter member to receive financial assistance (up to $605.00 per person) to apply towards the costs of attending the APIC Headquarters (HQ) Annual Conference. Preference will be given to members who will be presenting lectures, oral abstracts, posters, etc. and who receive no financial assistance from their employers or other scholarship opportunities. Recipient(s) of financial assistance are required to present a summary of their experience/learning following the conference attendance.
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(Application Deadline: MARCH 14, 2019)
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NEW STUDY: Hospital privacy curtains may harbor germs
Without timely intervention, privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).While the curtains had minimal contamination when they were first hung, the curtains that were hung in patient rooms became increasingly contaminated over time – and by day 14, 87.5 percent of the curtains tested positive for MRSA.
Read the review of this AJIC article written by Communications Committee member Marie H. Wilson, BSN, BS, RN, CIC of Dallas, TX.
Congratulations, Pat Metcalf Jackson
Pat Metcalf Jackson was elected to the APIC NATIONAL BOARD as TREASURER
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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.
Meeting and Events
See our Calendar for full information regarding APIC-DFW Chapter Meetings and Events.
Become a Member
To find out how to become a member, visit our membership page!
For committee and board updates and news, visit our blog.