Behind the scenes, infection preventionists (IPs) have been providing education on measures to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) for decades. They monitor and track infection rates, curb outbreaks and work alongside doctors and nurses to identify common sources of infections. But they do so much more thanwhat people assume is part of their everyday task list, even after a year where the pandemic forced infection preventionists into the limelight. Let’s explore the many hats they wear, and how their responsibilities are far more expansive than what you may think. Is your hospital aware of the roles your IP plays on a daily basis and their critical contribution to the overall financial and reputation health of your hospital?