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Kansas Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

The Kansas Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is the newest KHA allied organization, formed in 2006, to join together the three Kansas chapters of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC). The goals of the organization are to speak with one voice on regulatory and legislative issues and provide expertise on day-to-day infection control and epidemiological concerns occurring in Kansas health care facilities across the state. The group also strives to improve the application and management of infection control practices and the application of epidemiology in all health settings. Current areas of interest include health care-associated infections, antimicrobial stewardship, bioterrorism and  pandemic preparedness and health care worker safety issues.

Currently, the three Kansas chapters collectively have more than 250 members. Depending on the chapter, annual dues for KAPIC vary from $15-$20 per year. In addition, all members are required to be a member of the national APIC group. For further information, contact your regional chapter or Ron Marshall at (785) 233-7436.

This symposium is designed for senior-level administrators, hospital trustees and other interested in rural health issues. For more information, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or mwilley@kha-net.org.
Attendees will gain awareness of the impact of the prescription drug and opioid crisis in our state, be able to identify the effect of opioids on the brain and body, explore evidence-based strategies for prescription drug and opioid misuse prevention and treatment, including best practices for opioid prescribing, and engage in meaningful dialogue with other professionals across the state of Kansas.
For more information, contact Ronni Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@khsc.org.
For more information on this event, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or hfinch@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell, Director, CAH Networks Outreach Services, Via Christi Health, Inc., at DeeDee.Dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.