Infection preventionists (IPs) use their detective skills to find the bad germs and make sure everyone is doing their absolute best to keep you safe. They strive to keep you, visitors, volunteers, employees, and healthcare personnel safe from infection.

Your safety is their #1 priority.

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the world, we’re reminded of the important work our IPs do for us including staying on top of ever-changing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

IPs partner with your healthcare team to make sure everyone is following the rules that keep you safe from healthcare-associated infections and COVID-19.

  • Healthcare workers will clean their hands before and after they care for you.
  • Any catheters or indwelling devices will be placed in your body after your skin receives proper cleaning. These devices will be kept clean and will be removed as soon as possible.
  • Your healthcare workers will wear gloves, gowns, and masks at the right times. If you are in “isolation,” you and your visitors will need to do this too.
  • Your room and any equipment that is used on you will be clean.

Watch and share both our “Value of Infection Prevention” and “Infection Preventionists Save Lives” videos.

Download the IPs infographic poster.