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.

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.


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.


News & Announcements

CaliVAN Dinner Meeting – September 25, 2018

Midlines from the Infection Prevention Side of the Table Chellie DeVries MPH, CIC, VA-BC. When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:30pm (mingling, with lecture at 6pm) Where: Pomona Valley Mining Company, 1777 Gillette Rd, Pomona, CA 91768 RSVP is a must as space is limited and we are expecting spaces to fill quickly. Please RSVP to CaliVAN at calivan.ava@gmail.com by September 21st, 2018 Annual Membership Dues: $40 Per Event Fee: $20 NO REFUNDS DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE


APIC Implementation Guide: IP’s Guide to the OR (updated)

APIC Implementation Guides help infection preventionists apply current scientific knowledge and best practices to achieve targeted outcomes and enhance patient safety. This series reflects APIC’s commitment to implementation science and focus on the utilization of infection prevention research. Topic-specific information is presented in an easy-to-understand and use format that includes numerous examples and tools. DOWNLOAD A COPY HERE Or visit www.apic.org/implementationguides to learn more and to access all of the titles in the Implementation Guide series. Figure 2. Comparison of SSI Prevention Guidelines 2016-2017 DOWNLOAD JJMDC provided an educational grant for the attached May 2018 AORN Journal article titled, An Incision Closure Bundle for Colorectal Surgery which was co-authored by several, renowned infection preventionists. DOWNLOAD


How to do a lot with a little: SSI Surveillance in ASCs Webinar

As part of a project funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) invites you to attend a webinar discussion on how to conduct SSI surveillance in the ASC setting. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 9-10am PT. (SEE FLYER)


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