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. Thanks to our partners GOJO, the makers of Purell, and RLDatix this week for their support.

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]

Sponsored by: 

  • GOJO – The Makers of PURELL
  • RLDatix

This report covers:

  • AORN Updates Skin Antisepsis Guidelines: What This Means for Organizations
  • Creating a Culture of Improvement for Hand Hygiene
  • Secondary Infections: Addressing the COVID-19 Fallout

Download the report here.


Podcast | PSQH: The Podcast Episode 39 – Understanding OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidance

On episode 39 of PSQH: The Podcast, Marge McFarlane, principal at Superior Performance Consultants, talks about OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard and what it means for healthcare organizations. This episode is presented as part of International Infection Prevention Week in partnership with GOJO—The makers of Purell and RL Datix.

With more than 45 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Marge McFarlane is an experienced safety consultant who provides education on the environment of care and life safety during facility surveys with supporting document review (Joint Commission, AAAHC, VA, CMS, OSHA, EPA). She is currently working with healthcare systems and clinics nationally to identify and mitigate risks in the physical environment. She has been involved with patient safety teams as well as infection prevention efforts.

Listen now.


Live Virtual Event | Patient Safety NOW – Infection Prevention and Control

Sponsored by: 

  • Value Institute for Health and Care at UT Austin
  • GOJO – The Makers of PURELL
  • Molnlycke
  • RLDatix
  • Vocera

Patient Safety NOW is PSQH’s exclusive online summit featuring 5 free virtual sessions focusing on infection prevention. To celebrate International Infection Prevention Week, this free event featured sessions on topics including antibiotic stewardship, reducing healthcare-associated infections, and infection prevention strategies.

Access the sessions here.


Poll Results  | PSQH Quick Poll 2021: 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
  • Preparedness to comply with OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Read the full report and see how our readers responded.

Sponsored content

In addition, we presented content in partnership with our sponsors: