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 123 chapters of content (and growing) in an easy-to-use, searchable online platform that allows you to quickly find the information you need. 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.

How is the APIC Text Online different from the APIC Text of Infection Control & Epidemiology, 4th edition book?

Put simply, The APIC Text Online (ATO) is the web-based version of the APIC Text, 4th edition -- but with regularly updated content, and exciting new features driven by an online platform. The ATO covers the same topics as the printed version, and maintains the same rigorous editorial standards—the authors are subject matter experts, and all content is peer-reviewed by our Editorial Panel prior to publication. The main difference is the online platform, which offers exciting new benefits to subscribers.

Benefits of the online platform include:

-       Easy searchability: Use the “search” bar to search by topic, and find multiple pages of relevant content quickly and easily (Get tips on searching here)

-       Faster updating: The online platform allows the ATO to be more responsive to changes in the field; updates are published as new standards and regulations are adopted, so you’re always up to date

-       Increased accessibility: Our online platform means you can read the APIC Text when and where you need to, on your computer, tablet, or smartphone

-       Printability: Like to read on paper? Print chapters on-demand using the “Print full chapter” feature

For more information on making the best of your ATO experience, check out our FAQs.

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.