APIC Vision: Healthcare without infection
APIC Mission: Create a safer world through prevention of infection
The healthcare system has reached a critical juncture between patient safety, infection prevention, and quality of care. Significant changes in where care is and will be delivered are central issues. These changes represent an unprecedented opportunity for infection preventionists to accelerate progress toward the elimination of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
APIC leaders believe this is the right time to commit to an uncompromising vision and organize the association’s mission and goals around a plan to advance toward healthcare without infection.
We propose to advance our mission to create a safer world through the prevention of infection and embrace this bold direction through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization.
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.
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.
Attending our monthly meetings does not require chapter or APIC membership. All are welcome to join!
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
Recipient of the
2021 Chapter Excellence Award
for Education, Communication, and Information Resources