Airborne Infection Control
APIC President's Message 231
Building the infection prevention system of tomorrow: Proceedings of the 2007 APIC Futures Summit 232
D Murphy, R Carrico, and K Warye
The changing role of infection prevention practice as documented by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology practice analysis survey 241
R Curchoe, L Fabrey, and M LeBlanc
The ventilation of multiple-bed hospital wards: Review and analysis 250
CB Beggs, KG Kerr, CJ Noakes, EA Hathway, and PA Sleigh
Pilot study of directional airflow and containment of airborne particles in the size of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an operating room 260
Appraisal of recommended respiratory infection control practices in primary care and emergency department settings 268
W Turnberg, W Daniell, N Seixas, T Simpson, J Van Buren, E Lipkin, and J Duchin
Surgical mask filter and fit performance 276
T Oberg and LM Brosseau
Role of the infectious diseases specialist consultant on the appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy prescription in an intensive care unit 283
E Raineri, A Pan, P Mondello, A Acquarolo, A Candiani, and L Crema
Relationship between lumen diameter and length sterilized in the 125L ozone sterilizer 291
S Dufresne, H Leblond, and M Chaunet
Implementing fit testing for N95 filtering facepiece respirators: Practical information from a large cohort of hospital workers 298
E McMahon, K Wada, and A Dufresne
A novel approach to improve influenza vaccination rates among health care professionals: A prospective randomized controlled trial 301
S Doratotaj, ML Macknin, and S Worley
Evaluation of the risk of infection through exposure to aerosols and spatters in dentistry 304
ML Cristina, AM Spagnolo, M Sartini, M Dallera, G Ottria, R Lombardi, and F Perdelli
Information for readers 12A
Change of address 307
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American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) is the official scientific publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc (APIC), a multidisciplinary international organization of health care professionals. The mission of AJIC is to improve health care by reducing risks of infection and related adverse outcomes by critical review, selection, and dissemination of new and relevant information in the fields of infection prevention and control and health care epidemiology in all health care settings and the community.
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