COVID-19 Task Force Recommends Single-Use When Bronchoscopy is Warranted

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AABIP recommends that physicians not perform bronchoscopies on patients despite upper respiratory sampling being a primary method of diagnosing the novel virus. However, if it's warranted physicians should use a disposable bronchoscope to protect patients and staff.

Bladder Cancer Cases Expected to Rise in 2021

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While many cancers are predicted to drop in 2021, the American Cancer Society’s annual Facts & Figures report anticipates an increase in bladder cancer.

AABIP and AIPPD Endorse New Framework for Graduate Medical Education During COVID-19

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'These circumstances, and their continued evolution, require a new conceptual framework from which graduate medical education can effectively operate during the pandemic.'

International Infection Prevention Week 2020: More Infection Preventionists Are Needed

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COVID-19 has only magnified the need, with long-term care facilities and now even airlines, cruise lines, schools and other workplaces in the hunt for infection control expertise. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is working to boost certification offerings.

International Infection Prevention Week 2020: Advocacy and Resilience in the Face of New Challenges

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APIC President Connie Steed reflects on the work infection preventionists are doing today establishing standards for hand hygiene and PPE use, and partnering with others to monitor the disinfection of equipment and cleanliness of devices that touch patients. The key to their success is collaboration with leaders and providers throughout the healthcare system.