International Infection Prevention Week Focuses on Patient Safety

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International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) 2018 is underway! The theme for this year's IIPW (October 14-20) is "protecting patients everywhere."

IIPW was established in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. It is recognized outside of the United States in areas including Australia, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia.

For more information on IIPW and to access IIPW promotional tools and resources, visit the APIC website.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.