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International Infection Prevention Week

International Infection Prevention Week will be October 14th-20th and raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety. Each of us—patients, families, and healthcare personnel—has an important role to play in keeping patients safe from infection. Do your part—and hand hygiene is key! 

The 2018 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Protecting Patients Everywhere. Learn more at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) website. IIPW is one week of recognition, but infection preventionists are committed 365 days a year.

October 15th is also Global Handwashing Day - a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

In support of International Infection Prevention Week and Global Handwashing Day, OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature our video Prevention of Catheter-Associated Infections by Debra Morrow, RN, BSN, CCRN. In this video, learn about effective strategies targeted at preventing infections associated with central venous catheters.

Be sure to check out additional content related to infection prevention from OPENPediatrics