The 2018 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Protecting Patients Everywhere. It is critical that healthcare professionals across the continuum to work together to prevent infections. By joining your friends, family members, and healthcare colleagues in celebrating IIPW, you are raising awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety.

Use these tools to help promote an infection prevention/IIPW activity in your healthcare organization or community:

  • Download the IIPW 2018 toolkit below.
  • Share messages about IIPW in your newsletters and via social media.
  • Participate in our Twitter Chat (#IIPWChat) on Tuesday, October 16 at 12 PM ET.
  • Download our infographic posters and logos and web buttons.
  • If you plan on taking photos for IIPW, don’t forget to sign the photo release form.

Gear up for IIPW
Celebrate IIPW with new APIC’s Infection Prevention Team merchandise. There is something for everyone: t-shirts, mugs and tumblers, balloons, pens, bags and totes, and more! View available merchandise that never goes out of style.

IIPW Toolkit for APIC Members

Click each bar to access everything you need to effectively celebrate IIPW.

IIPW is a time for infection preventionists (IPs) to raise awareness of the role infection prevention plays in improving patient safety. We hope you will help to elevate the role of the IP by joining APIC in celebrating IIPW. APIC has resources and tools to help maximize your impact during IIPW and all year. This document includes everything you need to advocate and promote IIPW. Additionally, the Infection Prevention and You website has the tools and materials to give infection prevention special recognition about why infection prevention matters. Explore these resources and incorporate them into your IIPW celebration and activities.

To spread awareness of IIPW and provide the public visibility regarding IPs, APIC has created materials for your facility’s public relations or communications department to use as they see fit. Furthermore, APIC has developed resources to raise the profile of the IP and infection prevention department. By joining your friends, healthcare colleagues, and facilities in celebrating IIPW, you are raising awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety.

Thank you again for joining APIC in this important awareness event. We appreciate your continued support for the seven days of IIPW and all year long.