Every day the world’s infection preventionists (IPs) fight to keep our communities safe from infectious threats: a global pandemic, healthcare-associated infections, measles outbreaks, flu season, and so many others. Therefore, International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) aims to shine a light on the infection prevention profession each year.
The Future is Infection Prevention: 50 Years of Infection Prevention
International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) takes place October 16-22, 2022, and is organized by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Infection prevention is more important than ever in the battle against a global pandemic and to keep the world safe from healthcare-associated infections and outbreaks. Therefore, this year’s theme is The Future is Infection Prevention: 50 Years of Infection Prevention. APIC wants to emphasize the role that individuals can play in the health and safety of their community. They do this by showcasing the science behind infection prevention, the importance of countering mis-information, and to inspire the world’s future IPs to join the fight.
Please join us in encouraging everybody—healthcare personnel, patients, and families—to celebrate the bravery and expertise the infection prevention and control community has shown before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. APIC have created lots of resources for you to use such as sample copy for newsletter articles, fact sheets, social media posts, and activity ideas that are included in the IIPW Toolkit and on the APIC website.
APIC is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. The association’s members develop and direct infection prevention and control programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for healthcare facilities. Their mission is to advance the science and practice of infection prevention and control to create a safer world through prevention of infection. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization.
Your SureWash device is a fantastic resource for celebrating International Infection Prevention Week 2022. To incorporate your SureWash device into your celebrations, please contact a member of the team. We will ensure your have branded IIPW attract loops/screensavers on your kiosks. This helps spread awareness while also encouraging staff participation in hand hygiene and infection control training.