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IFIC 2017 Presentations

IFIC 2017 Brazil Congress presentations are now available online for members.

Professor Graham Ayliffe Certificate of Excellence

Candace Friedman Receives 2017 Graham Ayliffe Certificate of Excellence  

The IFIC Graham Ayliffe Certificate of Excellence was presented to Candace (Candy) Friedman, in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to international efforts in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. Candy’s work for IFIC included years of service in publications, both with the E-newsletter, and Basic Concepts of Infection Control text. She served on the nominations committee, and also carried out many miscellaneous tasks for IFIC. Prior to this, she envisioned a global consensus on prevention of resistant microorganisms, and led a group that included infection control societies from the US, Canada, the UK, and others.  She has always been a positive force in the world of infection control, and IFIC is very grateful for her service.

Candy Friedman is the Senior Project Manager in the Office of Clinical Safety at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Candy served as Chair of the Publications Advisory Board covering: 1) IFIC’s Basic Concepts Textbook since 2003 and 2) IFIC E-News since 2006.  Candy is officially transitioned out of the IFIC editorship of these 2 publications in 2016; however, she graciously consented to share some of her challenges, personal satisfaction and lessons learned during the past 13 years.

Basic Concepts Textbook: Challenges, Personal Satisfaction and Lessons Learned

Pat Lynch, one of IFIC’s past president contacted Candy by email in 2003 with this request “IFIC was in urgent need of a professional volunteer who could do very challenging editing of a 95-page manuscript within a very short timeframe”.  Ms. Lynch explained that the IFIC Basic Concepts manual had been in revision for months and it had an important deadline soon approaching; the editing had to be done by [...]

Information Resources in Infection Control – latest version online

Information Resources in Infection Control, 8th Edition is now online

IJIC has just published its latest edition : Vol 13, No 2 (2017)

Vol 13, No 2 (2017)
Table of Contents
Original Articles
Hospital-acquired gastroenteritis at a referral hospital in Gaborone, Botswana
Henry Welch, David M. Goldfarb, Banno Moorad, Margaret Mokomane, Marek Smieja, Unoda Chakalisa, Andrew P Steenhoff, Rodney Finalle, Susan E Coffin

Seroprevalence and risk factors for Hepatitis B and C among health care workers
 Manal Mohamed Anwar, Doaa Ahmed, Mostafa Sheemy, Mohamed El-Tayeb

Bacterial contamination of frequently touched surfaces in computers in health care settings: a comparative study
Kawther Ali

Hand hygiene practices amongst patients
 Ashita Prasad, Harrison Ng Chok, Lesley Wilkes

Short Reports
Continued direct observation and feedback of hand hygiene adherence can decrease incidence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection/colonization
Kazumi Arise, Sayaka Nishizaki, Tamae Morita, Yusuke Yagi, seisho takeuchi

Review
Infection control in the UK: an antimicrobial resistance perspective
Elecia Jaime Henry, Robert Smith, Michael Collins, Susan Bird, Pauline Gowland, John Paul Cassella

 
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