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APIC Chapter July Meeting

7/20/17  "Unintended Hypothermia: The importance of Maintaining Normothermia" Victoria Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN

APIC Conference Presentations - Veronica Paur and Megan Dethloff

Full Agenda

Breakfast Generously sponsored by Jason Shaw 3M



 ICRA Open House on April 12th

Best Practices in Healthcare Construction Open House Details



APIC Chapter March Meeting

March 16, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital, North/South Building - 2nd level Conference Room 2&3 at 9:00 AM (Board meets at 8:00 AM). Educational program:   Jim Gauther "Bending the rules without breaking the Principles" and Kathy McMullen "Bridging the Gap: Establishing a working relationship with anesthesiology". Full Agenda

Continental breakfast generously sponsored by Jessica Tenschert - Sealed Air




DATE:  Dec. 6th 11:00 am-1:15 pm. 

PLACE: AT&T foundation Multipurpose Room at the St. Louis History Museum

SPEAKER: “WHAT’S COOKING? CHANGING FOODWAYS, CHANGING LIVES”  presented by Emily Troxell Jaycox, Librarian

EXHIBITS INCLUDE: Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis and Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s

Please respond to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; with your intent for attending the luncheon & if you will need a vegetarian plate or have any dietary restrictions by MONDAY NOV. 28TH!!!


Election Year!! (Locally as well as nationally)

It's that time of year again!  We are looking for nominations for our office positions! 

There is an informational sheet that tells what each position is, and has some quotes from recent board members.  Please have a look at the DOCUMENT .


a secretary

2 board members

a nominating chair

2 nominating committee members

a membership chair

President Elect

and a legislative chair

Send nominations to: Stephen Rusbarsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


APIC Central Illinois Presenting 7th Annual Statewide Conference

November 17-18, 2016 Double tree hotel in Bloomington IL. More Information here and here.

Slides Available  

From APIC August meeting: "Zika virus infection: what medical practitioners need to know" George Turabelidze, MD, PhD SLIDES



APIC Chapter August Meeting

August 18, 2016 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in room 420 of the Goldfarb building at 9:00 AM (Board meets at 8:00 AM). Location Map Educational program:   Dr. George Turabelidze from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will present on Zika Virus. Full Agenda

Continental breakfast generously sponsored by Christina Ray, Access Scientific


APIC Chapter February Meeting

February 18, 2016 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in room 420 of the Goldfarb building at 9:00 AM (Board meets at 7:30 AM). Location Map Educational program: Current State of Influenza and report on Newest Influenza vaccines  - Elaine Deters-Dunn, St. Lukes Hospital. Complete Agenda  (Thanks to Craig Barbarash from Medline Industries for sponsoring continental breakfast.)  




Mark Your Calendars .... Christmas is coming!

The APIC Holiday Lunch will be Thursday Dec 10 at the Missouri History Museum from 11:00 AM till 1:15 PM (Lunch served at 11:30). Chris Gordon, Missouri History Museum curator, will present "Fire, Plague and Death: St. Louis 1849". (See Attached)  And for potential New Members

 Patient Safety Symposium

The sixth annual Patient Safety & Quality Symposium, sponsored by Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is scheduled for March 4, 2016, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Information




APIC Central Illinios Chapter Education

Statewide educational conference - Nov 19-20, 2015 Bloomington, IL    

Topics Include: Infection Prevention in the OR, Biocontainment Unit, TB Outbreak Investigation, MDRO's and others.

For more information Click Here


Happy IIPW!

You should all be very proud of the work you do as you strive to keep your patients, their families and staff safe and infection free.

I have a few fun activities and tidbits you all can feel free to use as you please. We have the Ten Commandments of Infection Prevention, a word search (one with and without answers), and the Top Ten List of why to follow IP on the local APIC web site. The National APIC web site also has ideas of activities as well:

I hope you can squeeze in some time this week to celebrate all that you do – Patti Kieffer, APIC Chapter President.



From Our Sister Chapter Across the State ......

The Greater Kansas City APIC Chapter would like to invite you all to our annual APIC Chapter conference this coming October 23. The title of the conference is: Infection Prevention: Rapid & Radical Response.


1. Identify 3 ways Infection Prevention across the continuum can impact value-based purchasing reimbursement.

2. Describe 3 emerging diseases and the impact of Infection Prevention across the continuum.

3. Describe process to effect change in your organization.

4. Identify the process to complete an Infection Control Risk Assessment.

5. Identify 3 CMS standards with opportunity forimprovement in your facility.

6. Discover at least 5 resources through networking to incorporate into practice.

Link to Save the Date:



APIC Chapter Meeting October 15

October 15, 2015 at BLI in rooms 2J/K. 9:00 AM (Board meets at 7:30 AM). Educational program: Cleaning and Disinfecting - Nicole Kenney, Virox Technologies. Complete Agenda.       (Thanks to Ashley Flowers from Altapure for sponsoring continental breakfast.)  



Abstract Writing Days  - August 26 and September 10 at BLI

Kate Gase will give assistance on how to turn ideas and work done into abstracts!



Chapter Meeting August 20, 2015

9:00 AM BJC Learning Institute 2nd Floor, Rm. J/K   Jennifer Hardester will discuss "Legal Implications of HAI's".

Full Agenda 

Continental breakfast generously sponsored by Leslie Schuh with Theraworx.



Scholarship Winner!!


From Chapter President, Patti Kieffer:                              


The 2015 APIC Board is pleased to announce that Megan Campise, IP at SSM DePaul Health Center has won the scholarship award to attend the 2015 National APIC Conference. Megan graciously accepted her award. In August, during our local chapter meeting, Megan will share with  some of the exciting information she learned. 


We had several really great essay applications. Thanks to all who participated in the process. I wish we could send you all!!