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Welcome to the Greater Atlanta Chapter of APIC Official Website

 Chapter Mission:

The mission of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of APIC is to support and promote the practice of Infection Control across the continuum of healthcare.  We actively advocate practices that maximize the safety of all who work, visit, or receive care in the various health care settings in the Greater Atlanta area.  Our organization believes that through education, mentoring, collaboration, consumer advocacy, and the timely sharing of information, we can influence infection control practices in the communities we serve.  Our group of Infection Control Professionals are great resources and have expertise in the areas of epidemiology, scientific method, information technology, education, performance improvement and quality management.  Our focus is global and we recognize the values of discipline and diversity as fundamental to our mission.

Next Chapter Meeting:

There will be no November Meeting. Register now for the Annual Holiday Luncheon:
2017 Annual Holiday Luncheon

December 13, 2017

Speaker:

Dr. Michael Bell, MD

Deputy Director

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Location:

Maggiano’s Buckhead Restaurant

3368 Peachtree Rd.

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

11:30 am—1:30 pm

To view the event flyer, APIC Holiday Luncheon 2017.

Registration for this event is required. To register, please click the link below:


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Important Chapter News

It’s time to Vote for the 2018 Board of Directors

It’s time to cast your ballots for the 2018 Board of Directors. To learn more about the two candidates, please review their applications below:

President-Elect Application

Treasurer Application

To cast your ballot, you must be a voting member of APIC nationally and enter your APIC member number. Election ballots must be cast no later than midnight on November 17, 2017. To vote, visit:

VOTE NOW

Chapter Wins Chapter Excellence Award

Congratulations to all chapter members for being a part of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of APIC receiving a Chapter Excellence Award this year!

Emerging Issues:

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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