Celebrating National Infection Control Week

HALIFAX – This week, Shannex is recognizing National Infection Control Week, along with health care providers from across the country,

Created 29 years ago, National Infection Control Week highlights infection control efforts in Canadian hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the community. It is 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 is being done by infection control professionals.

Infection Prevention and Control programs are widely recognized as being both clinically and cost effective in preventing and controlling the spread of infections in health care settings. These programs help protect clients and staff from infections before they occur.

At Shannex, we think National Infection Control Week is a perfect opportunity to remind our employees, clients and visitors of proper hand hygiene procedures and to encourage everyone to get the flu vaccine. Proper hand hygiene and vaccinations are two of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing the spread of influenza and other common viruses.

Keeping with this year’s theme “Infection Prevention and Control – It’s a Team Thing!” we know that with everyone’s help, we can keep our communities safe and healthy this season.

For more information:

IPAC Canada www.ipac-canada.org

Public Health Agency of Canada www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/influenza

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Katherine VanBuskirk
Director, Communications and Community Relations
902-406-8297
kvanbuskirk@shannex.com