International Infection Prevention Week: October 18 – 24, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Yes, there’s a week for this and it couldn’t be timelier this year and this week (every week actually).

COVID-19 has shown the world what we’ve always known—infection preventionists (IPs) are essential to keeping the world safe. In addition to all the usual suspects (healthcare-associated infections, resurgence in measles outbreaks, flu season, etc.), the infection prevention and control community is fighting a global pandemic for the foreseeable future.

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), established in 1986, aims to shine a light on infection prevention each and every year. However, we want this year to be a celebration of the bravery and tireless efforts of the world’s IPs. Read more about the history of IIPW. Join your colleagues and friends in celebrating IPs during International Infection Prevention Week, October 18-24. In light of the challenges facing the world in 2020, this year’s IIPW will focus on recognizing our IPs and the role they have played in keeping us all safe and healthy.

Beneath each of these headings at the top of the webpage (2nd hyperlink in the paragraph above),

you’ll find some great information about infection prevention.

All of us have a role in infection prevention.  Spread the word. 

Infection Preventionists are invaluable individuals – thanks for all you do every day!!