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Celebrating International Infection Preventionist Day: Honoring the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

Brace yourselves for a grand celebration as we approach the fifth annual International Infection Preventionist (IP) Day, scheduled for April 5, 2024! Infection preventionists are the valiant unseen warriors in the healthcare sector who labor unceasingly to guard patients, staff, and communities from infections. Their vital contributions span across a variety of settings- from hospitals and schools to long-term care facilities and beyond— playing a pivotal role in fortifying public health on a global scale.

The International IP Day renders us a golden opportunity to salute their unswerving dedication and commitment to curb the proliferation of infections. This IP Day, let an IP in your life feel cherished by expressing your heartfelt gratitude for their service! Keep your calendars marked! April 5, 2023, will be observed as International IP Day – a day to laud and honor the remarkable efforts of Infection Preventionists worldwide. Infection preventionists (IPs) are specialized professionals, leaders, educators, and collaborators hailing from an array of backgrounds, including the fields of nursing, public health, laboratory, and allied healthcare services.

Let’s join hands together on April 5, 2024, to recognize and applaud the laborious work of infection preventionists around the world in ensuring our safety and health! International Infection Preventionist Day is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to IPs – selfless healthcare professionals who strive relentlessly to shield us from infectious diseases. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) offers an extensive range of resources such as books, webinars, high-resolution graphics, and infographics for a better understanding of infection prevention. Remember to show your appreciation for these heroic individuals using the hashtags #InternationalIPDay and #WeLoveOurIPs on your social media networks, and be sure to educate yourself and others by visiting the APIC website and its variety of valuable resources.

Source: https://apic.org/celebrate-international-infection-preventionist-day-2024/

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