APIC San Diego Chapter

San Diego & Imperial County Chapter

About APIC

The national organization of APIC is committed to advancing its mission of creating a safer world through prevention of infection.

Chapter Mission Statement

The mission of the APIC San Diego & Imperial County chapter is to improve patient care and safety through the implementation of infection prevention practices within the community it serves. APIC SD/IC advances its mission by influencing healthcare policy, promoting public awareness of healthcare associated infections and facilitating the growth, collaboration, development and competency of its members through quality education and CIC certification.

Chapter Membership

If you would like to join our chapter, click here and add the SD Chapter (#057, $20 extra) to the national APIC membership application. We host a monthly lunch meeting with a continuing education presentation, a chapter business discussion, a certification in infection control study session, and a great way to network with local Infection Preventionists and other industry partners.

Certification

The CIC® credential identifies healthcare professionals who have shown mastery in knowledge of infection prevention and control by sitting for and passing the certification exam. The CIC® shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control and improved patient care and signals to your employer and colleagues that you are committed to your professional growth. For more information about certification, visit CBIC’s website at www.cbic.org

News & Announcements

AFL 21-18 GACH Reporting Requirements of Specified Health-Associated Infections (HAI)

AFL 21-18 GACH Reporting Requirements of Specified Health-Associated Infections (HAI) is now available. This AFL supersedes AFLs 07-37, 08-10, and 13-03, and informs GACHs of the discontinuation of the following process measure reporting requirements pursuant HSC section 1288.8: Central Line Insertion Practices (CLIP) reporting requirements to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) via the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Measures reporting If you have questions regarding this AFL, please contact CDPH Healthcare-Associated Infections Program via email at HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov. You may view other AFLs at the All Facilities Letter webpage.

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New IP Positions – Scripps Health

Manager Epidemiology Fortune magazine named Scripps Health among the top employers in the nation on the annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Scripps ranked at No. 43 and was the only San Diego-based company to make the list. Fortune Magazine ranked Scripps Health No. 4 on its 2020 list of the 40 Best Workplaces in Health Care. U.S. News & World Report ranked the combined programs of Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla No. 1 in the San Diego region and are among the best in the nation in seven specialties – Orthopedics (No. 10), Cardiology and Heart Surgery (No. 30), Gynecology (No. 31), Urology (No. 32), Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (No. 41), Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 48), and Geriatrics (No. 48) – in their annual Best Hospitals list. Join Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, San Diego's first Magnet Hospital as Manager, Epidemiology and lead a Quality team of 15 along with 2 Infection Prevention for our growing campus. Reporting to the Senior Director you will have oversight of all licensed areas in our large campus and will lead the infection previous efforts for our new Tower scheduled to open in 2024. As...

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2019 Scholarship Applications Available

Educational Reimbursement (ER) awards are to support educational opportunities that will enhance infection prevention skills and abilities. All SD/IC APIC members from novice to advanced practice are welcome to apply. Find them below, or in our Links and Tools section. http://sdapic.org/important-links-tools/

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Don’t Miss the First Long Term Care Facility Flu Symposium

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency invites you to the First Long Term Care Facility Flu Symposium. Please join us for this informative event. Topics will include: Review of 2017-18 Influenza Activity in San Diego County Outbreak Reporting, Response, and CDPH Guidelines Infection Control, Antivirals, and Post Exposure Prophylaxis Public Health Officer Mandate and Healthcare Worker Vaccination Speakers for the event will be: Raymond Y.W. Chinn, MD Medical Director, Infection Prevention Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego, CA Jackie Hopkins, MPH Epidemiologist II Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch County of San Diego Public Health Services Jeff Johnson, MPH Senior Epidemiologist Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch County of San Diego Public Health Services Eric McDonald, MD, MPH Medical Director Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch County of San Diego Public Health Services Mark Sawyer, MD Medical Director of the UCSD San Diego Immunization Partnership Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist at the UCSD School of Medicine, and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego If you have not yet registered for the Symposium, please do so at: https://ltcf_flu2018.eventbrite.com. Email Harrison.Bolter@sdcounty.ca.gov if you have questions.

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