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.
Materials for healthcare facilities
“Infection Prevention and You” consumer campaign materials for hospitals, home care, long-term care, and outpatient care settings care explain the role infection preventionists play in patient safety and educate the consumer about how to stay infection free while receiving care.
International Infection Prevention Week
International Infection Prevention Week, occurring annually the third week in October, highlights the importance of infection prevention in improving patient safety.