APIC Text Online: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Letter from the Editor

APIC Text Online: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

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The latest chapter update to APIC Text Online (ATO) is now posted and available to subscribers: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Globalization has made the spread of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) out of endemic areas inevitable. The United States (U.S.) experienced the effects of VHF global spread in 2014 when Ebola was transmitted to U.S. healthcare providers from a source patient who had traveled from Africa to U.S.  This update provides the latest information on diagnosis, prevention and management of VHFs including Ebola.

The features of ATO has successfully supported concurrent review and updates of important chapters based on infection prevention trends and issues. This is the third chapter update for 2016. Watch for additional revisions and updates in late 2016 and 2017!

We hope you are enjoying the added features of the new ATO platform, including:

  • Enhanced navigation so you can move around more nimbly
  • New layout and fonts for better readability
  • Improved search capability so you can find information faster
  • Refined image and graphics for clearer information display
  • Easy print capability so you can share information with others
  • Simplified access control features for use by institutional subscribers who share connection with others
  • Links to important topic related references

APIC is excited to hear your thoughts about the revised chapter on viral hemorrhagic fevers, as well as the new ATO platform. Your views are critical to APIC’s success in providing the resources that you need to flourish as an infection preventionist. Please email us at text@apic.org.


Patti G. Grota, PhD, RN, CNS-M-S, CIC, FAPIC