International Infection Prevention Week 2022

IIPW takes place the third week of October each year and raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. The association’s nearly 16,000 members direct infection control and prevention programs, save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization.

Infection Prevention and You

Infection Prevention and You is APIC’s multiyear awareness campaign that features resources for both consumers and healthcare professionals. Materials are designed to clearly and simply convey important infection control information. Infection Prevention and You have print-ready materials for hospitals, home care, long-term care, and outpatient care settings to explain the role that infection preventionists play in patient safety and to educate the consumer about how to stay infection free while receiving care.

Protecting Patients Everywhere

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 25 hospitalized patients get healthcare-associated infections each year in the United States. Not only does this cost the healthcare system billions in excess costs, but it also results in the deaths of 75,000 patients each year.

Preventing infection is our number one goal, whether care is delivered in a hospital, an outpatient clinic, or long-term care facility. Patients, families, and healthcare personnel all play an important role in influencing a patient’s health.

Summit Surgical and Infection Prevention

#IIPW International Infection Prevention Week 2022

Being specialists in the Hospital, Long-Term Care, and Frail Care settings, Summit Surgical plays its role in Infection Control and Prevention.

Summit Surgical Solutions for Achieving Better Infection Prevention for the Future:

Incomaster Nappy Disposer

Nappy Disposer - Macerator by Summit Surgical

The Incomaster Macerator is a great step toward cross-infection control as exposure time to human waste is greatly reduced.

As there is no heaping up of diapers, waiting for days to be disposed of, odours and chances of cross-infection are reduced even further.

Bugban® technology (Active antimicrobial) built into the plastic ensures yet another great step to the prevention of infection due to human waste.

Medical Pulp

Switch from traditional bedpans, urinals, wash bowls, and kidney dishes, to our convenient, ultra-hygienic, disposable bedside toileting solution.

No more cleaning of reusable bedpans and urinals! This significantly lowers the exposure time to human waste, and, therefore, is a major step toward preventing cross infection.

Medical Pulp - By Summit Surgical

Quattro: Multi-Item Bedpan Machine

Quattro Pulp Macerator / Bedpan machine - By Summit Surgical

One small investment for your facility, one giant leap toward better infection control…. and happier, healthier nursing staff…. and more efficient wards….

Simply dump your pulp bedpan, urinal, or even wash bowl, into the Quattro*! Flush away the major risk of cross infection emanating from bedside toileting products.

*Contact us for information on various other Pulp Macerator Machines.

Mepilex® Border Ag

The way that we manage the wounds of those in our care, especially in long-term care settings, is another crucial step in preventing infection.

The Mepilex® Border Ag is especially effective in the prevention and control of wound-related infections in the patient, and from patient to caregiver, as it can inactivate wound-relevant pathogens within 3 hours as shown in vitro (1).

An international consensus states that an antimicrobial action is indicated to help reduce bioburden in infected wounds (2). And acts as an antimicrobial barrier in wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection (2).

  1. External in vitro lab report: NAMSA 09C 29253 01/09C 29253 02.
  2. Wounds International. International consensus. Appropriate use of silver dressings in wounds. An expert working group consensus. London, UK: Wounds Int; 2012 [cited 14 Sep 2017]. URL:
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