Advancing the competency of infection preventionists

Kathleen A. Gase, Carole Leone, Raya Khoury, Hilary M. Babcock

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-379
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015


  • Association of Professionals in Infection
  • Competency
  • Control and Epidemiology
  • Education
  • Infection prevention


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