To highlight innovative infection prevention practices nationwide and to showcase original ways of improving patient care, 3M Infection Prevention Division today introduced the 3M™ Innovation Award YouTube™ Video Contest. This multi-phase contest will recognize the efforts of individuals and teams in healthcare facilities across the country who work to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
“Innovation is at the heart of our company’s mission to help healthcare institutions across the country save lives by reducing HAIs,” said Debra Rectenwald, president and general manager of 3M’s Infection Prevention Division.” The contest will identify innovative approaches to address a wide variety of challenges, and also serve as an educational tool for these facilities in the fight against rising infections rates.”
Infection prevention professionals are invited to upload a short original video to www.youtube.com/3MInnovationAward demonstrating how they have transformed patient care and helped reduce the incidence of HAIs. The entries may be creative, educational or both and must be submitted by September 13, 2010.
All entries will be reviewed by a panel of 3M judges and submissions that meet all eligibility requirements will become finalists in a public voting phase from September 20 through October 8. The winning video will be announced on October 18, 2010 at the start of International Infection Prevention Week.