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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.




This initiative was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Roche, an APIC Strategic Partner.


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