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International Infection Prevention Week October 14-20, 2012

Imagine a safer world through infection prevention

Hand hygiene is crucial for preventing infectionsInternational Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) takes place October 14-20, 2012. It provides a focal point for infection preventionists, healthcare professionals, consumers, organizations, and industry partners to shine a light on infection prevention and its power to save lives.

Imagine a healthcare setting where every healthcare professional performs appropriate hand hygiene before and after touching a patient. Imagine a community where every individual uses proper respiratory etiquette by coughing and sneezing into their elbow during cold season. Imagine the impact on preventing the spread of infection.

Infection Prevention & You

Patients and family members are a critical part of the healthcare team. You play an important role in preventing infection and staying safe when you visit a healthcare facility. Learn more about how to take an active role in your care. Always keep in mind these three simple steps to safeguard you or a loved one from infection:

1. Clean your hands and cover your cough.
2. Ask your healthcare providers to clean their hands.
3. Speak up if you have any questions about your care.

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Quick facts

• One in 20 hospitalized patients will get a healthcare-associated infection as a result of the care they receive in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
• Healthcare-associated infections cost U.S. hospitals an estimated $28.4 to $45 billion each year.
• Thirty-five percent of healthcare facilities across the globe do not adequately promote hand hygiene practices, according to the World Health Organization

Visit the 2012 International Infection Prevention Week Website

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

Infection Prevention is Everyone's Business


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