The third week in October is designated as National Infection Control Week (NICW) in Canada and the U.S. In Canada, Infection Control Week originated in 1988 to highlight infection control efforts in Canadian hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the community. It was an opportunity for infection control professionals to educate staff and the community about the importance of infection prevention and to promote the important work that was being done by infection control professionals in a visible and fun way. In 1989 the federal government proclaimed Infection Control Week as an annual event.
Click here to find out more about what your organization could be doing to plan and implement a variety of Infection Control activities throughout the week.
Click here to download PSHSA’s Infection Prevention and Control Poster.
Click here to download our Protecting Healthcare Workers from Infectious Disease: A Self-Assessment Tool.