The APIC Text Online

Welcome to the APIC Text Online!

The APIC Text Online (ATO) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference for infection prevention and control. Written, edited, and reviewed by more than 200 subject matter experts, the ATO reflects the latest guidelines, regulations, and standards of practice. It's published by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology.

The APIC Text Online presents 124 chapters of content in an easy-to-use, searchable platform that allows you to quickly find the information you need. A team of Clinical Editors is charged with ensuring each chapter is accurate, up to date, and relevant and meaningful to the infection preventionist. Content is regularly updated to reflect changes in the field and keep you current. 

To navigate the ATO, use the “Search” box at the top of every page, and enter keywords related to the topic you’re researching (e.g., Legionella, hand hygiene, microbiology). See Navigating the ATO for more tips on optimizing your search.

To use the ATO, you or your institution must have an annual subscription. See the Subscriptions page for more information.

About APIC

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs). APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association’s more than 15,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. Learn more about APIC.