Have you ever listened to a song and felt the lyrics were stolen from your inner monologue? Did that song make you feel energized and motivated to make a change? Perhaps it’s not just the song that ignites us, but the idea that someone else shares the same passion!
This must be the feeling that healthcare workers and infection prevention professionals feel during the fall when their passion is mirrored by events such as International Infection Prevention Week, Global Handwashing Day, World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and infection prevention becomes the hot topic! These awareness events are designed to get everyone talking, tweeting and posting about the same theme, sharing resources, and creating a special momentum that healthcare teams can leverage.
If you are not already utilizing the new educational resources and materials made available for these events, we have a quick recap of the most recent events and links to resources that might inspire your next educational campaign.
National Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 13-17 2017
Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO provides a plethora of infographics, posters, gifs and images on the topic of infection prevention and antibiotic resistance. Click on the graphic below.
Change Day Canada: September 17 - November 17 2017
Visit the Change Day event page to access posters, presentations and so much more. Change Day commences Friday, November 17, but the impact of the changes made during this time should live on.
International Infection Prevention Week / National Infection Control Week: October 15-21 2017
Sponsored by APIC & IPAC
The third week of October each year is dedicated to raising awareness of the role infection prevention plays in improving patient safety. The theme of this year’s event was Antibiotic Resistance.
Public Health Ontario and IPAC Canada focused their sites on the theme: “Infection Prevention and Control – It’s a Team Thing!”
Global Handwashing Day: October 15 2017
The theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day was “Our Hand, Our Future”. Many of the materials are geared toward community education.
DebMed Educational Resources: ALL Year Round
DebMed is proud to provide educational resources and posters to support our customers’ educational efforts all year round. If there is something that you would like to see added to this collection please feel free to comment below.
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