International Infection Prevention Week (18-24 October)


Keeping patients safe from infection is everyone’s responsibility. According to Professor Martin Cormican, HSE National Lead for Antibiotic Resistance, the best ways to prevent infections including COVID-19 are:

Hand Hygiene
It is really important that we all clean our hands thoroughly to reduce the risk of infection spreading. We often think we have washed our hands properly but have a look at this short experiment and you will be surprised.

See for more information about good hand hygiene.

Flu vaccine for healthcare workers
This year we are providing healthcare in the middle of a pandemic. It’s very important that healthcare staff are up to date with their vaccines and get the annual flu vaccination to help protect patients and themselves from getting flu. Click here for more information on flu vaccine for healthcare workers

Keep up to date with the latest guidance
This year the AMRIC team has published over 100 pieces of infection prevention and control guidance and updates.  It is important to make sure that you check the latest versions on