Encourages Canadians to Pass It On
WINNIPEG, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - As National Infection Control Week
approaches, CHICA-Canada is pleased to provide information to Canadians
on best practices to prevent the spread of illness in homes, offices
and social situations.
Taking place October 21-25, 2013 across Canada, National Infection
Control Week will provide Infection Prevention and Control
Professionals within healthcare facilities and community settings the
opportunity to promote the "Pass It On - Infection Control Matters!"
theme. Infection Prevention and Control Professionals will be providing
multi-modal education and collaborating with other organizations in
order to deliver the message that infection prevention and control can
be very simple and is most effective when everyone makes the effort.
Infection Prevention and Control programs have been widely recognized to
be both clinically effective and cost-effective in preventing and
controlling the spread of infections in health care settings.
Ultimately, the most effective way to prevent the transmission of
infection is through hand hygiene and effective environmental cleaning.
Everyone can help prevent the spread of infections by being involved,
providing input and initiating change in their own way.
"Sometimes the simplest procedures can go a long way in preventing the
transfer of infection," says CHICA-Canada President Bruce Gamage.
"Cleaning your hands is an ordinary procedure and does not take a lot
of time and effort. It takes only 20-30 seconds of your time to clean
your hands properly with soap or an alcohol-based hand rub."
For information on events, visit CHICA-Canada's website at www.chica.org.
CHICA-Canada is a national, multi-disciplinary, voluntary association of
Infection Prevention and Control Professionals (ICPs) with 22 chapters
across the country dedicated to the health of Canadians by promoting
excellence in the practice of infection prevention and control
Contact the Infection Prevention and Control Professional in your
hospital, long term care facility or community for further information
on activities planned for National Infection Control Week. Visit
CHICA-Canada's website (www.chica.org) for infection prevention and control information.
SOURCE: Community and Hospital Infection Control Association-Canada
For further information:
Interview and/or image requests can be sent to:
Gerry Hansen (Ms.), Executive Director