APIC launches “Targeting Zero” initiative

      In January 2008, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Prevention (APIC) will begin a series of new educational initiatives aimed at eliminating health care-associated infections (HAIs) ranging from Clostridium difficile–associated disease to the 3 infections that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have classified as preventable occurrences: catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs), central line catheter–associated bloodstream infections, and mediastinitis (deep infection following coronary artery bypass surgery). The APIC programs will provide a comprehensive package of education, research, and guidance for infection prevention and control professionals.
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