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Consumers

Patients play an important role in receiving safer, infection-free care. Be an informed patient and an advocate for healthcare safety using APIC’s patient safety resources:

 

Monthly alerts for consumers  

Access monthly consumer alerts that provide helpful tips on staying infection free, in and out of heathcare settings.

 

Ready-to-use materials for healthcare facilities

“Infection Prevention and You” print-ready consumer campaign materials for hospitals, home care, long-term care, and outpatient care settings explain the role infection preventionists play in patient safety and educate the consumer about how to stay infection free while receiving care.

 

"Infection Prevention and You" campaign web resources

APIC's multiyear awareness campaign features tailored websites for both consumers and healthcare professionals designed to clearly and simply convey important infection prevention information. International Infection Prevention Week, occurring annually the third week in October, highlights the importance of infection prevention in improving patient safety.

 

Additional patient safety resources

Access patient safety resources organized by topic, or view the list of general resources.