Three Rivers Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, (TRAPIC), is an official chapter of The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) serving the Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia area.
Three Rivers APIC’s vision is to improve health care in our region as an advocate for excellence in the field of prevention and control of infection and applied epidemiology.
Our mission is to improve health care by influencing and supporting excellence in the practice of infection control and the application of epidemiology in all health settings. We are committed to develop our membership with the purpose of improving health care, preventing adverse outcomes, and minimizing occupational hazards associated with the delivery of care, as well as providing public service to our community.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Our mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost.
Most APIC members are nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, microbiologists, or medical technologists who:
Many IPs are employed within healthcare institutions and also serve as educators, researchers, consultants, and clinical scientists. The majority of APIC members are affiliated with acute care settings. An increasing number practice in ambulatory and outpatient services where they direct programs that protect patients and personnel from HAIs. Members are also involved in long-term care, home health, and other practice settings where infection prevention and control is an increasing area of responsibility for nurses and other healthcare personnel.
APIC’s educational programs, products, and services support the infection prevention activities of the many patient safety stakeholders. APIC collaborates with other professional associations, consumer groups, and thought leaders, as well as regulatory and accrediting bodies, to maximize the synergy of shared interests and resources with the goal of improving patient outcomes.