Industry groups call for vaccine mandate for all healthcare workers, but would it work in long-term care?
Jul 14, 2021
Multiple national organizations have called on all healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and hospitals, to mandate the COVID-19 vaccines for all employees.
What exactly are we waiting to see? It’s time to act on mandates
Jul 14, 2021
As a coalition of long-term care medical and infectious disease experts Tuesday called on healthcare facilities to require COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment, I couldn’t help but think of...
Diaries of infection preventionists offer peek into pandemic struggles
Jul 06, 2021
Real-time reports from the height of the pandemic offer a glimpse into the highs and lows infection preventionists faced as they tackled unprecedented challenges.
Infection control experts throw support behind healthcare vaccine mandates
Jul 01, 2021
Voluntary vaccination policies are not a sure path to herd immunity in healthcare facilities, APIC says. The infection control advocate has endorsed vaccine mandates as a condition of employment.
APIC annual convention starts Sunday with special LTC track
James M. Berklan
Jun 25, 2021
The opening day of the annual APIC convention features an all-day line-up Sunday specifically focusing on long-term care, subtitled “The future is now.”
Annual infection control conference starts Wednesday
Jun 07, 2018
The 45th annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control starts Wednesday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It will feature more than 100 educational sessions.
Efforts to combat Clostridium difficile are coming up short, survey finds
Mar 12, 2013
Long-term care operators and other healthcare providers are having limited success in combating Clostridium difficile infections, despite increasing their efforts in the last three years, according to...
Providers struggling to find adequate cleaners to battle Acinetobacter baumannii bug
Dec 03, 2012
A new study of provider practices found that multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii was found in hospital rooms even after they were cleaned, according to a study in the December issue of the American...
Mandatory vaccinations vs. voluntary — not for wimps!
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Jul 03, 2012
Let’s talk about that controversial topic: mandatory healthcare worker influenza vaccination. I can hear the arguments for both sides already. But I say the case is clear.
10-year-old Florida twins’ hip-hop hand washing routine wins second annual APIC Film Festival
Jun 06, 2012
Ten-year-old twin brothers Jerry and Josie Herman, rapping about proper hand hygiene, won first place in the second annual Film Festival during the 39th Annual Educational Conference & International Meeting...