International Infection Prevention Week October 16-22, 2011

The Henry the Hand Foundation is excited and honored to be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of IIPW with APIC. We have provided you with all the IIPW information, tools and resources needed for you to take full advantage of what IIPW has to offer.


Webinar Registration is now open at

o    The code CHCIIPW11 permits access to all IIPW webinars.  (These accredited webinars will also be archived on APIC ANYWHERE™ for their future (free) participation.)

o   Five free, accredited webinars created especially for IIPW in collaboration with Key Partners:

o   The Society for  Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), “The Future of Infection Prevention / Healthcare Epidemiology – A Partnership Paradigm” scheduled for Monday, October 17th,  1 p.m. EDT (LIVE)

o   National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), offering “Patient Safety Imperative for Flu Prevention: Lessons from The Front Line” scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th 1 p.m. EDT**

o   Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN), Assuring Safe Processing of Reusable Devices Across Clinical Settings”, scheduled for Wednesday, October 19th 1 p.m. EDT**

o   Infusion Nurses Society (INS), Developing a Central Line Maintenance Bundle: What is the Best Approach?” scheduled for Thursday, October 20th 1 p.m. EDT**

o   Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), “How Clean Are Our Patient Care Areas? Are We Sure?” scheduled for Friday, October 21st 1 p.m. EDT**

For the latest information, please check back for on speakers, events, and much more.


**To accommodate for time zone differences, we will release the webinars 24 hour in advance of their stated release (except for the live Monday October 17th webinar).


Check out the National Journal Policy Summit Live Webcast

  • Please encourage your members to watch the LIVE National Journal Policy Summit live webcast October 19th 8:00 EDT. This webcast will be archived for future viewing and can be accessed here:
  • The policy summit will feature a panel discussion with federal and state government officials, infection prevention experts, healthcare administrators and consumer advocates.  Discussion at the summit will focus on the resources necessary to eliminate preventable infections, how healthcare reform efforts can improve outcomes for patients, and the important role of infection prevention experts.
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