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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. And thanks to GOJO, the makers of Purell, for sponsoring the week’s activities.

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 includes a look at three investigations that uncovered unexpected pathways of healthcare associated infections, less well-known sources of infections, and novel approaches to pinpointing and mitigating the root cause of infection. With this insight, healthcare professionals can find ways to partner more quickly, creatively, and effectively stop healthcare-associated outbreaks.

Download the report.


Podcast | PSQH: The Podcast Episode 90 – New Guidance on Preventing CAUTIs

On episode 90 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Payal Patel, an infectious disease physician at Intermountain Health, talks about new guidance on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections. This episode is sponsored by GOJO, the makers of Purell, as part of International Infection Prevention Week.

Listen to the episode here.


Patient Safety NOW

Join us in Patient Safety NOW, PSQH’s exclusive virtual event. The keynote presentation features expert Marge McFarlane discussing the hierarchy of resources that need to be considered as infection prevention policies and procedures are reviewed and updated, while the other session features Lori Moore of GOJO Industries explaining how to improve hand hygiene compliance using a human factors approach.

View the sessions here.


Poll Results | PSQH Quick Poll 2023: 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
  • The biggest infection prevention priorities

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