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5 Second Rule

APIC, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, is excited to present our podcast: 5 Second Rule.

Why did we choose this name for the podcast? You’ve likely heard (or said!) ‘5 second rule’ after dropping a piece of food on the floor. The challenged ‘5 second rule’ theory provides an excuse to continue eating, so long as you pick it up within that coveted 5 seconds.

It got us thinking about the other health safety misconceptions and myths floating out there. And since infection prevention and control is APIC’s bread and butter (food pun intended), we wanted to set the record straight.

We at APIC believe that infection prevention is everybody’s business, so our podcast covers the topics that matter to―and affect―everyone. We’re talking to infection preventionists and other experts to learn the truth about some common myths related to the risk of infection and to get tips to keep yourself and the people around you safe from infection.

Who is APIC? We’re a non-profit professional association representing nearly 16,000 infection preventionists (IPs) around the world. Our members develop and direct infection prevention and control programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for healthcare facilities. Established in 1972, APIC provides the education, advocacy, knowledge, and access to the latest scientific evidence to help IPs do their jobs better.  View our work at apic.org/patientsafety and find out how we work every day to fulfill our mission to create a safer world through the prevention of infection.


How to Listen

If you are totally new to podcasts, and need a bit more help getting going, try these resources:

Apple Users check here: Podcast Fans Frequently Asked Questions

Android Users: If you use your "Google Assistant" function, you can just say "OK, Google, play 5 Second Rule podcast." Or for more options try this article: How to Download and Listen to Podcasts on Android

Windows Users: you can install iTunes for Windows here: iTunes support