APIC Nebraska

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is a multi-disciplinary, voluntary, international organization. APIC promotes wellness and prevents illness and infection world-wide by advancing health care epidemiology through education, collaboration, research, practice, and credentialing. APIC's vision is to improve the health of people worldwide by serving as the pre-eminent voice for excellence in the prevention and control of infections and related adverse outcomes.

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APIC Nebraska Chapter 064 works in collaboration with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to prevent and eliminate Healthcare-acquired infections throughout Nebraska.  Chapter members and the experts at DHHS have much knowledge and information to share with each other.  For more information and education on prevention of HAIs visit the DHHS website.

Chapter Contacts

Elections for 2024 Officers - Opportunities available

2023 Officers

President: Jessica Linder

President-Elect: Christina Cashatt

Recording Secretary: Gayle Gillett       

Membership Secretary: Shelly Andre

Treasurer: Larry Krebsbach

Senior Board Member: Mamie Thiemer

Junior Board Member: Tammy Hill

Nominating Committee: Lindsy Kroenke and Jen Vogelsberg

Past President: Andy Sass

Legislative Rep: Larry Krebsbach

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Chapter Activities

Shared from Iowa - Several opportunities!

Iowa Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit

Iowa HHS is hosting the Iowa Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit on March 28, 2024 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, IA. This summit will highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship and focus on implementation strategies to promote facility-wide incorporation and improved antimicrobial use and patient outcomes for both humans and animals. Objectives include discussing antimicrobial stewardship principles and implementation strategies in the One Health era, identifying the roles and responsibilities of the multidisciplinary team involved in antimicrobial stewardship within multiple health care and veterinary settings, and describing how to utilize antimicrobial stewardship tools to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials and improve patient outcomes for both humans and animals as well as reduce risks to the environment. For more information and to register, visit: www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/antimicrobial/

Three tracks: Pharmacist, Healthcare Providers & Veterinarians

 Iowa Infection Prevention and Control Conference – Save the date!!!

·May 7-8, 2024

·Ames Gateway Center, Ames, Iowa

·Vendor Hall – May 7th

·More details coming

 Iowa HHS ECRI Webinar: Indwelling Devices

March 13th from 12 noon to 1 pm

Register at: FREE Infections Associated with Indwelling Devices (March 13, 2024): https://ecri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9nYMWjTrTQWr7439SbZojg#/registration

 Iowa HHS/ECRI Webinar Infection Prevention and Control Series

1 hour videos for frontline staff. They can be found on the Iowa HHS HAI website

Available videos:

o   Safe injection practices

o   Hand hygiene basics

o   Water management

o   Developing a respiratory protection program

o   How to find and select a disinfectant and audit for appropriate use

o   Candida auris

o   EVS best practices

o   Adjunct disinfection techniques

o   IPC in home care settings

o   Animals in Healthcare

o   Food Safety

o   Dialysis – continue to receive CEs for 1 year

o   Working with Patients in TBP or EBP

o   Wounds

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