International Infection Prevention Week Resources From PSQH

By Jay Kumar

As International Infection Prevention Week wraps up, we want to thank infection preventionists for all the hard work they do every day.

In Friday’s issue of Patient Safety & Quality Insider, we’re recapping the content we ran this week for IIPW. That includes:


eBook | International Infection Prevention Week [Special Report] 

This report covers:

  • Tracking Trends in Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship

This report is part of PSQH’s observance of International Infection Prevention Week, October 17-21, 2022.

Download the report.


Podcast | PSQH: The Podcast Episode 64 – Targeting a Deadly Hospital-Acquired Infection

On episode 64 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dian Baker, PhD, NP, RN, a professor at the School of Nursing, California State University, Sacramento, talks about efforts to combat non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia. This episode is presented as part of International Infection Prevention Week.

Dian L. Baker, PhD, NP, RN, is a professor at the School of Nursing, California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Baker obtained her PhD from University of Hawaii and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health care leadership at the University of California, Davis. Her recent publications on pneumonia prevention have drawn interest from hospitals across the country and patient safety organizations. Dr. Baker was the academic partner and researcher with the Sutter Health System Team that was awarded the 2018 California Healthcare Quality Institute’s C. Duane Dauner Quality Award for excellence in quality and safety for their work on nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia. In 2020, Dr. Baker was part of the team awarded the Award for Publication Excellence from the Association of Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology and American Journal of Infection Control. She is currently working to promote prevention of nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in hospitals worldwide and is a consultant for the VA National HAPPEN program. She is a co-author of a Call to Action paper by the National Organization to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (NOHAP) published in June 2021.

Listen to the episode here.


Patient Safety NOW

Join us in Patient Safety NOW, PSQH’s exclusive virtual event. The keynote presentation features infection preventionist Ivan W. Gowe discussing how to refocus on antibiotic stewardship in a post-COVID world, while the panel discussion features experts Marge McFarlane and Cathy Montgomery weighing in on infection prevention hot topics such as emerging infectious diseases, new precautions for outpatient settings, and the challenges of flu season. This free online summit will offer valuable and helpful insight as you continue to move forward.

View the sessions here.


Poll Results | PSQH Quick Poll 2022: Taking the Pulse of Infection Prevention Efforts

As part of International Infection Prevention Week, PSQH reached out to our readers with a few questions about how healthcare organizations are dealing with infection prevention. This poll covered various aspects of infection prevention, including:

  • The effectiveness of organizational infection prevention programs
  • Preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks
  • Level of strength in dealing with various infection control-related areas
  • Level of concern about the recent monkeypox outbreak

Read on to review the full report and see how our readers responded.