Effective and Innovative Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring Infection Preventionists

Includes a Live Web Event on 08/28/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

CE: 1 / IPU: 1

Wednesday, August 28, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
Jennifer Vogelsberg BS, MLS (ASCP), CIC

Many Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) departments struggle to recruit and hire qualified Infection Preventionists (IPs). Recent global epidemics, heightened attention to device-associated infections, and increasing regulatory requirements highlight the complexity and necessity of the IP role. The role of the IP is one that requires highly specified skills, clinical experience, and robust critical thinking, making the qualified candidate hard to find. This session will address the most common barriers to recruiting and hiring qualified IPs and offer effective and innovative solutions for filling vacant positions. The speakers will discuss ways to diversify and expand the IPC department, strategies for identifying how other professions can support the IPC program, ideas on how to partner with Human Resources to aid in recruitment, and approaches to build excitement for the IP role.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit:


In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • APIC designates this activity for 1 Nursing Contact Hours


  • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




Effective and Innovative Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring Infection Preventionists
08/28/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
08/28/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes