The Week (IIPW)
2014 THEME: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
Join your friends, family members, and healthcare colleagues in celebrating International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 19-25, 2014. IIPW, which takes place the third week of October each year, raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety. The 2014 theme is antibiotic resistance. Read more about the history of IIPW.
These pages house the tools for you to advocate and promote IIPW, the materials to give infection prevention special visibility, and the locations for conversations about why infection prevention matters. Explore these resources and incorporate them in your IIPW celebration and activities.
Looking for online resources to help educate about infection prevention? Check out these resources for children and adults.
APIC’s infographics help educate patients and families on their roles in infection prevention. Check out APIC’s new “ABC’s of Antibiotics” infographic.
Do you need ideas on hosting an IIPW event? Look no further. We have fun and creative ideas to help you engage everyone in infection prevention. And be sure to register for the IIPW webinar on Tuesday, October 21 that will focus on antimicrobial stewardship and antibiotic resistance.
Give infection prevention and IIPW heightened visibility with mugs, tote bags, wearables, and other items that feature the IIPW logo. Spread the word with IIPW logo merchandise.