Advancing the competency of infection preventionists.

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Advancing the competency of infection preventionists.

Am J Infect Control. 2015 Feb 24;

Authors: Gase KA, Leone C, Khoury R, Babcock HM

The Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has identified advancing infection prevention competency as a core goal in their Strategic Plan 2020. To achieve this goal, APIC has published a self-assessment tool to help infection preventionists identify where they are on a predefined scale. This project trialed APIC's self-assessment tool along with an internally developed objective assessment. The objective was to determine if the tools help identify areas for improvement to advance overall group competency at BJC HealthCare, a large Midwestern health care system with nearly 30 infection preventionists.

PMID: 25721061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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