Long Island is located in southeastern New York, United States. It is separated from the rest of the state by the East River and from Connecticut by Long Island Sound. Long Island contains four counties, two of which are more western and boroughs (Queens and Brooklyn) of New York City. The other two (Nassau and Suffolk) are mainly suburban.
The APIC Long Island Chapter (038) serves both counties of Long Island, Nassau County and Suffolk, including part of Queens and Brooklyn NY. APIC Chapter 038 membership is comprised of Infection Preventionists from many different healthcare settings including acute care, long term care, behavioral health, home care, rehabilitation facilities, developmental facilities, ambulatory care, public health and representatives from companies that share the same mission and vision. Infection Prevention and Control is a challenging and unique role in healthcare. Our chapter’s members are multidisciplinary. Long Island has had an Infection Prevention Group since the late 1960’s and not long after became an active part of APIC National.
The chapter board and its membership holds monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday of each month with the exception of July and August at the South Oaks Hospital Auditorium in Amityville, NY. During the monthly meetings, 1 hour is allotted for a speaker with expertise in respective fields in infection prevention and control. Networking among the acute and long term facilities members is an essential aspect of the monthly meeting. CBC review is an integral part of the monthly meeting, as well. Aside from the monthly meeting, APIC Chapter 038 offers a biennial educational day to provide its members and other members of the health care industry updated guidelines, recommendations, new laws, technologies and practices impacting infection prevention and control. During biennial educational day, APIC Chapter 038 brings together well known and well acclaimed national and international speakers to provide its participants the most current trends that greatly impact infection prevention and control. APIC Chapter 038 participates in International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) to spread its mission to the various community settings. Our chapter has been awarded with the APIC IIPW Chapter Grant in each year that it participated. The chapter encourages its members to be certified in IP&C. Infection Prevention and Control is a constantly evolving discipline. It is helpful to look back at how we as Infection Preventionists have benefited from each other’s experiences and knowledge over the years. Benefits include both local and national educational opportunities and resources.
APIC Long Island strives to improve health by serving the needs and aims common to all disciplines that are united by infection prevention and control and epidemiology activities.
We welcome you to join us.