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2018 OSAP Annual Conference

International Infection Control Week

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OSAP joins the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) in commemorating the 25th Anniversary of International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) October 16-22. IIPW provides an opportunity to bring attention to the importance of infection prevention.

This is an excellent time to teach, reinforce, and model good infection control practices.


International Infection Prevention Week and You
  • The Challenge

During International Infection Prevention Week, OSAP asks "What are you doing to break the chain of infection?” Post your answer on OSAP's Facebook page, and then challenge your staff, colleagues, or students. You may also wish to make your challenge by email, referencing the OSAP website.


  • IIP Week Membership Special

Join OSAP or renew your membership online, by phone or by fax between October 16-31 and receive a $50 discount to one of OSAP's educational programs in 2012. At the end of this period, OSAP will send out an E-mail containing the discount code and instructions to be applied towards either the 2012 OSAP Symposium or the Federal Services Course Registration Fee.


Implementation Tools

Ideas  |  Contagion  |  Social Media  |  Printed Materials 

  • Contagion

ContagionContagion is the new movie about a global pandemic. Visit OSAP's Contagion page to learn how to use the movie as an opportunity to reinforce good infection control practices.

Take the IC IQ test to see how much you know about influenza and its spread.  Access free online educational toolkits, links to maps showing current outbreaks, pandemic influenza resources, and additional movie tie-in materials such as posters, activities, and the movie trailer

Enter the OSAP Contagion contest. The first 100 entrants will receive a free "Wash Your Hands” luggage grip. One lucky entrant will be chosen to receive a free registration for the three-day 2012 OSAP Symposium "Connecting to Drive Compliance” in Atlanta along with a VIP tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Winner will be drawn on October 16th to kick off Infection Prevention Week.

  • Social Media

IIP Week Web Button

Sample Facebook and Twitter Posts

  • Printed Materials

IIPW Flyer


IIPW Branded Items

Champion's Kit



"Spreading Success: Encouraging Best Practices In Infection Prevention"

"Hand Hygiene for Healthcare Workers”

"Healthy Skin: An Ounce of Prevention for your First Line of Defense”

"Infection Control Tips on Handwashing”

"Prevent Needlesticks”

"Respiratory Etiquette: an Important Cultural Change”

"Your Patient has Respiratory Symptoms – So What?"



Putting Safety at the Center of Our IP Practice (Special Joint APIC - NPSF Webinar)

Tuesday October 18, 1 pm ET

Explain how safety is a pre-determinant of better patient outcomes
Discuss the impact of a safety-centered model on IP practices
Present case studies of how this approach has helped institutions in general and IPs in particular make a significant difference in outcomes.

Register: http://webinars.apic.org/

Assessing and Tackling Patient Harm:  A Methodological Guide for Data-Poor Hospitals

Tuesday, October 18, 8 am ET (12:00 GMT)

WHO Patient Safety will globally launch an interactive webinar to present and discuss the use of one of its recent tools to improve patient safety. The guide is meant to be used by researchers, quality managers, clinicians and other professionals with an interdst in understanding and tackling patient safety concerns without needing to rely on good medical records. It will explain how to use the guide, describe the guide contents and offer practical advice for using the guide.

Preview Guide and Supporting Materials

Register: User name - Guest   Password - Guest 

How Clean Are Our Patient Care Areas? Are We Sure? (Special Joint APIC - AHE Webinar)

Friday October 21, 1 pm ET


Identify the standards and goals of maintaining a safe, hygienic environment.

Discuss the special challenges posed by antimicrobial resistant organisms and how healthcare facilities have responded to these challenges

Explain how new and emerging technology can be used to supplement the traditional approach of environmental rounds and visual inspections.

Explore opportunities for effective collaboration between the IP and EVS departments and staff.

Register: http://webinars.apic.org/

*Webinars will be recorded, and can be accessed afterwards in the IIPW archives

Live Event: Webcast

IIPW LIVE Policy Summit hosted by APIC and the National Journal

Spreading Success: Encouraging Best Practices in Infection Prevention

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (ET)

Washington, DC

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of International Infection Prevention Week, APIC is hosting a policy summit featuring key opinion leaders who will explore the necessary resources to eliminate preventable infections and how healthcare reform efforts can improve outcomes for patients. The summit will be webcast live and archived.

Register: http://www.nationaljournal.com/events/event/65/


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