Diagnostic technologies enable the detection and quantification of pathogen burden. Timely detection of pathogens allows more effective implementation of infection prevention strategies with the goal of reducing transmission.

Clostridioides difficile (formally Clostridium difficile) infection educational booklet

Clostridioides difficile (formally Clostridium difficile, or C. diff) infection (CDI) is considered a worldwide threat with major consequences for morbidity,...

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Advancing the profession: An updated future-oriented competency model for professional development

Learn how the APIC Competency Model Revision Task Force developed a revised competency model. The focus of the Competency Model...

Antimicrobial Prescribing: Optimization through Drug Dosing and MIC

This educational booklet describes how Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), combined with the determination of Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC), helps to...

Active Surveillance Testing with Targeted MRSA Decolonization

A Cost-Effective Way for Infection Preventionists to Stem Outbreaks and Practice Good Antimicrobial Stewardship.

There are two main approaches that hospitals...

Diagnosing C. difficile: New Guidelines, Familiar Challenges

As lab testing technologies, infection control policies, and reporting metrics have evolved over the years, the diagnosis of C. difficile ...

Rapid Molecular Diagnostics: Supporting CDC’s Four Core Actions to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

CDC has declared the complex problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) a serious threat today, which will result in potential catastrophic...

Implementing an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: A Practical Guide

Designing and implementing an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing and combat antimicrobial resistance is...

Managing CRE: From Diagnosis to Outbreak Management

Although rarely reported a decade ago, carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, such as Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, are rapidly spreading, with the risk that they...

LabID Reporting for C. difficile

This white paper addresses key points in NHSN’s C. difficile LabID reporting module, with a specific focus on the correlation...