About the project
The IP Col-lab-oration Project
APIC, collaborated with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and a multidisciplinary clinical advisory panel, focused on improving patient outcomes by building a bridge between infection preventionists and the laboratory.
The goals of this project were:
- To increase the communication and understanding between healthcare personnel (HCP) in the laboratory and infection preventionists(IP)
- To equip IPs and laboratory professionals with compelling educational resources and tools that will lead to improved patient outcomes
- To educate HCP in the area of microbiology, the importance of surveillance via diagnostics/screening, and the role of the IP in diagnostic decisions
To ensure the project achieved its goals, APIC and ASM convened a panel of leading infection prevention and microbiology experts with diverse backgrounds: Lance Peterson, MD; Lillian Burns, MT, MPH, CIC; Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC; Kathy Aureden, MS, MT(ASCP), SI, CIC; and Marty Evans, MD.
Working together, these experts assembled educational material to strengthen the relationships between infection preventionists and laboratory professionals.