Optisolve® joins APIC to counter misinformation and uplift science during International Infection Prevention Week Toronto, October 7, 2021—To raise awareness about the importance of infection prevention and the essential role infection preventionists (IPs) play in public health, Optisolve is joining the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as a Corporate Sponsor for International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 17–23. Optisolve has several activities planned to emphasize the science behind infection prevention, the misinformation that continues to circulate, and how to inspire the next generation of IPs to join the fight. As IPs continue to protect communities from surges in COVID-19 cases and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), it has never been clearer just how crucial infection prevention and control is to everyone’s health and safety. In recognition of the role that everyone should play in infection prevention, the 2021 IIPW theme is “Make Your Intention Infection Prevention.” APIC has developed downloadable infographics, fact sheets, and social media materials to help educate all audiences on infection prevention and control—the science behind it and its legitimacy as a trusted profession in the healthcare space. “We are happy to have OptiSolve join our other Corporate Sponsors for this year’s International Infection Prevention Week. With their help, we are able to reach consumers and other healthcare personnel about how they can make their intention infection prevention.”Ann Marie Pettis President, RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC, APIC Optisolve plans to join APIC and other healthcare organizations on Tuesday, October 19 at 12 PM ET for a Twitter chat using #IIPWChat to discuss the impacts of COVID-19, how to counter misinformation with facts, and what it looks like to be an IP. Learn more at www.InfectionPreventionandYou.org/iipw. About Optisolve Optisolve® is an emerging technology leader in environmental health and safety. Leveraging over 60 years of successful business in the cleaning and disinfection industry, the company recognized that looking at a surface and checking off a box saying it was clean was not good enough. Working with leading experts, Optisolve is redefining environmental surveillance and uses their passion for innovation to create sustainable solutions for clean, healthy and safe spaces. Media Relations:Paige Daley, Marketing Coordinator[email protected] Read More of Our Recent PostsCleaning Verification vs. ValidationQuality Management in the Cleaning IndustryCleaning Validation and Workforce SatisfactionWhat is a Quality Management System (QMS)?