Parkview Medical Center celebrates Infection Prevention Week
Parkview Medical Center will be celebrating International Infection Prevention Week beginning Monday.
As part of the celebration, staff members throughout the hospital have been encouraged to develop posters that portray how they “break the chain of infection.”
The posters will be displayed in multiple departments throughout the hospital and will be judged by Parkview senior leadership and infection prevention staff.
Infection Prevention staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the best ways to prevent infection during a reception from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in Parkview Medical Center’s main lobby.
There will be other internal events throughout the week, including a vendor showcase on Thursday.
The celebration is in conjunction with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s International Infection Prevention Week, which starts Sunday.
APIC has expanded its resources for health care professionals and patients on its Infection Prevention and You web site at www.apic.org/infectionpreventionandyou.
The organization also will join with the American Hospital Association for a Twitter chat utilizing the hashtag #IIPWChat to discuss with health care providers, patients and families, ways to prevent infections in hospitals and other health care settings.