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2019 International Infection Prevention Week

The 2019 International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is October 13-19, 2019, it’s organized by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). And the theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Vaccines are Everybody’s Business. As we know, it is crucial that healthcare professionals across the continuum work together to eliminate vaccine preventable diseases. And compare to other prevention & cure method, vaccines is effective & present an easy way to stay healthy and prevent infections from spreading.

IIPW takes place every year during the third week of October, the purpose of IIPW is to raise human’s awareness of the critical role infection prevention plays in improving patient safety. If you’re interested to participate in IIPW, here are a few easy ways to get involved.

Social Media
What better way is there to spread information about germs and vaccines than going viral? Follow APIC on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts with your followers. APIC has developed tweets and posts for you and your facilities to easily share on social media.

Twitter Chat
On Tuesday, October 15 at 12 PM ET, APIC will host a Twitter chat to discuss how healthcare providers, patients, and others can prevent infections throughout the continuum of care. Follow @APIC on Twitter and use the hashtag (#IIPWChat) to join.

Infographics and Posters
APIC developed a new infographic poster for IPs to share with their facilities to help educate healthcare professionals and others on how to stop the spread of infection. Download the Protect Your Patients infographic today. All APIC infographics are print-ready and free.

Gear Up for IIPW
Shop this exciting new collection of IIPW 2019 merchandise, perfect for inside and outside the healthcare facility. Say thanks to the IP in your life (or treat yourself) with our exciting new merchandise. Place your order by October 1 to ensure it arrives in time for IIPW.

Games and Activities
Are you looking for online resources to help engage people about infection prevention? APIC hasgames and activities (word searches, coloring sheets, and activity pages) that are perfect all ages and infection prevention skill levels!

Polls and Quizzes
Test your infection prevention knowledge by taking our quizzes and polls! Post your germy results on your social media pages and challenge your networks to beat your scores!

Infection Prevention Pledges
Pledge to prevent infections and protect patients! APIC has two pledges (for healthcare professionals and for patients and families); both are available in English and Spanish.

Infection Prevention Videos
Watch and share these infection prevention videos. You’ll see videos promoting infection prevention best practices that will make you laugh, cry, reflect, strategize, and tap your feet! Show these videos during staff meetings or share them on your social media channels.