Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 STAR AWARDS
APIC DFW is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for the 2019 STAR AWARDS.
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STAR Award application - Nominate YOURSELF or a COLLEAGUE for outstanding contribution to infection prevention and control made between OCTOBER 1, 2018 and SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15th, 2019
STAR Awards winners are selected based on criteria that is congruent with the APIC Competency Model. Winners will be announced at the Annual APIC DFW Holiday Party in December 2019.
spotlight on service
APIC-DFW awarded 2019 APIC Chapter Excellence Award in Clinical and Professional Practice
Thi Dang, MPH, CHES, CIC selected for 2019 APIC Chapter Leader Award.
Thi serves as the public health liaison between Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and APIC-DFW. She is a leader with extensive experience in both epidemiology and infection prevention and control and currently functions as the Senior HAI Epidemiologists at DSHS. Thi extends her leadership and knowledge beyond APIC-DFW to aid healthcare facilities in efforts to prevent and mitigate healthcare acquired infections (HAI). She personifies HAI prevention in motion and her efforts provide infection prevention resources to healthcare facilities, various civic groups and organizations and assist with developing infection prevention tools
APIC DFW Past-President, April Sutton, has been selected as a 2019 DFW Great 100 Nurse.
She will be recognized at the Great 100 Nurses Celebration on April 15, 2019 at the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center.
It is exciting to have one of our Chapter Infection Prevention RNs receive this once in a lifetime honor.
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.
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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.
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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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