With the measles spreading in 30+ U.S. states, International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) 2019 will focus on vaccine-preventable diseases. APIC has developed new infographics around this year’s theme, Vaccines are Everybody’s Business. These two-sided fact sheets can be downloaded, printed and used to educate your healthcare colleagues and patient community.
- Have you herd? The “Have you Herd” infographic stresses the need to protect the herd through vaccination.
- You do many things to protect your children. Protect them with vaccines too. There are three versions of this infographic that depict children being protected through use of car seats, bike helmets and healthy eating. Designed for sharing with the patient community, they provide information about the danger of measles and safety of vaccines. Feel free to display and share throughout your facility and on your website!
Other materials include:
- Toolkit with pre-written newsletter articles, social media posts and a letter encouraging your hospital’s PR department to get involved in IIPW.
- Colorful logos and web buttons for staff newsletters, social media, or screen savers.
- Activities and games. They’re perfect for infection prevention skill levels.
- The ever-popular polls and quizzes.
- APIC’s new “5 Second Rule” Podcast, launching October 8, covers infection prevention topics for healthcare workers and the public. Download and share at 5secondruleshow.org.
- Be sure to explore the Infection Prevention and You website for additional tools and materials, and incorporate them into your IIPW celebration and activities.
Great Plains QIN is actively working with providers, patients, partners and stakeholders to implement best practices to increase immunization rates for influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster. We offer a wealth of free evidence-based resources, best practices, guidelines and tools to break down barriers to care for disparate populations. Our Learning and Action Network (LAN) offers providers, community organizations and patients the opportunity to share and learn. Ultimately, we intend to improve access to and quality of care through our efforts. Together, we play an important role in helping to educate patients about immunization recommendations. Join our Learning and Action Network today.