Psst… Pass it on: Infection Control Matters | National Infection Control Week – October 21-25, 2013
In North America, the third week of October is designated as National Infection Control Week. It originated in Canada in 1988 to bring attention to infection control efforts in hospitals, long term care facilities as well as in the community. National Infection Control Week is an opportunity for infection prevention and control professionals to promote the excellent work that is being done and to educate the community and staff on the importance of infection prevention and control.
For more information about National Infection Control Week, visit CHICA-Canada’s website.
To assist you in planning and implementing National Infection Control Week in your healthcare facility, we’ve put together a list of resources below. Whether your event is large or small, you’ll find useful information and tips to make it a success.
Good luck and have a successful Infection Control Week!
- Protecting Healthcare Workers from Infectious Disease: A Self Assessment Tool
- A Planning Guide to the Implementation of Safety Engineered Medical Sharps
- Hand Hygiene: Spread Protection, Not Infection
- Occupational Skin Disease – It’s More than just a Rash
- Occupational Illness: Requirements to Report to the Ministry of Labour
- Requirement for Physicians to Use Safety-Engineered Needles
- Safe Handling & Disposal of Sharps and Medical Supplies in Home Health Settings