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APIC Launches First National C. Difficile Prevalence Study
Date:3/20/2008

best practices for the elimination of C. difficile transmission.

"Following our positive experience in having taken a very comprehensive approach to MRSA in 2007, APIC will launch a similar aggressive fight against C. difficile in 2008," said Warye. "APIC will lead a national effort to arm infection prevention professionals with the comprehensive tools necessary to eradicate this virulent pathogen and reduce C. difficile infections. Prevention efforts are crucial because our arsenal of effective treatment agents is thin, and the organism is rapidly developing resistance."

For more information, please visit the APIC Research Foundation at http://www.apic.org.

APIC's mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The Association's nearly 12,000 members have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control and hospital epidemiology in healthcare settings around the globe. APIC advances its mission through education, research, collaboration, practice guidance, public policy, and credentialing.

APIC Research Foundation funds and conducts studies to answer key research questions that will advance the understanding and practice of infection and control. The Foundation brings together infection prevention and control professionals (ICPs), epidemiologists, researchers, industry and other members of the healthcare community to evaluate the efficacy of infection prevention practices and evaluate new approaches to reduce the risk of infection and save lives.


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