It’s Time for APIC 2016! And it’s time to get inspired – the APIC 43rd Annual Conference is almost here! From June 11-13, the infection prevention community – some 5,000 strong – will gather in beautiful, historic Charlotte, North Carolina to share and take in the latest breakthroughs and best practices from around the world. This three-day event is filled with opportunities to listen, learn and recharge with some of the industry’s most innovative thought leaders on infection prevention and control. We’ll be there, and we wanted you to know about some of the highlights:
What to see at APIC 2016 Conference
Start this conference right with this plenary session featuring Dr. William Rutala, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Rutala presents a “good” classification scheme, improved data, and new technologies; the “bad” noncompliance, with guidelines for reprocessing medical/ surgical devices; and the “ugly” endoscope reprocessing and infection risks that may expose patients. Don’t miss it!
Get a quick dose of ambulatory care expertise in this 30-minute session with Faith Skeete of NYU Medical Center and Natalie Fucito of NYU Langone.
Hear the latest on a procedure that presents formidable challenges in infection control, presented by Maroya Walters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Here is a rare chance to attend a workshop on a globally vital topic, hosted by experts from the Liberian and Kenyan Ministries of Health as well as the Infection Control Africa Network and the US CDC.
Take the Emerging Science, Research, and Application track – this Concurrent Education session features the very latest information from experts from the Medical Center, Medical School and Health Department at the University of Minnesota.
Explore the latest with officials from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Nursing and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
What to see in 3M Medical booth 1503
This year we are focusing on two topics that we get a considerable amount of questions on:
Cleaning endoscopes is critical because residual organic material can inactivate disinfectants, allowing potentially deadly bacteria to remain on the surfaces. Facilities that achieve the highest standard of care proactively monitor manual cleaning protocols for flexible endoscopes. Read how routine endoscope cleaning monitoring can contribute to a higher standard of care.
Patient safety is a primary concern for the perioperative team. A lot of attention is focused on skin preps and ways to reduce the patient’s bacterial load. One method is to use a nasal antiseptic before surgery. Before the conference, read a summary of clinical evidence about the efficacy of nasal antiseptics.
These are just a few examples of what’s inspiring us at this year’s APIC conference. We look forward to seeing you!