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International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW)
takes place October 14-20, 2018, and

National Infection Control Week (NICW – Canada) takes place October 15-19, 2018.

PICNet has lots of activities and resources available below:

1. Planning and Communications Toolkit

To help you plan your IC Week activities and promotion, you can use PICNet’s downloadable toolkit, which contains a planning/resources template, 20 different activities to choose from, and communications tools such as sample newsletters and social media posts.

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2. Posters and banners

PICNet has lots of infection control posters you can download and print – including some new ones!

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You can also download the web and social media graphics below by right-clicking and choosing Save As.
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International Infection Prevention Week





National Infection Control Week



3. Brochures

PICNet has downloadable brochures for staff, patients, and visitors.


4. “Let’s Go Viral!” Workshop In-A-Box

Run your own training workshop with this educational game that PICNet has created to help you train your staff in infection control basics. The game is also a great team-building exercise! You can also download posters to promote your event.

  Order or download the Let’s Go Viral kit.

Click to view posters.

We have two poster sizes: letter size (8.5×11 inches) or 11×17. Right click and choose “Save link as” to download.

Letter-sized: 11×17 inches:
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5. Education Modules

Do your staff need a refresher in Infection Control? Or do you have new staff? PICNet has many online education modules at picnet.ca/education/education-modules/

6. Infection Control Resources

More ideas, games, and downloadable resources for IC week.

7. Other Resources and Links

IPAC-Canada has lots of great planning resources for Infection Control Week.

APIC has some great infection control posters; although they are American, the content applies equally in Canada (just check with your IC department before posting, in case they prefer to have Canadian-created posters).

Webber Training has many free, downloadable posters.