DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

How does a FitBit relate to hand hygiene?

Posted by DebMed on Oct 12, 2015 9:30:00 AM

As we all know, International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is upon us.  It is a time to  bring awareness to infection rates and highlight the easiest and most effective way to reduce them through hand hygiene.  It’s common knowledge that germs are most frequently spread patient to patient on the hands of health care workers so improving hand hygiene compliance in healthcare settings is the best way to prevent the spread of infections.

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Topics: IIPW, infection prevention, compliance, hand hygiene compliance

Physicians on the Front Lines: Where technology can help to make the clean hand the winning hand

Posted by Geeta Nayyar on Oct 22, 2014 4:37:00 PM

As a physician, technology geek and mother, I find it perplexing that one area of healthcare that has not yet been penetrated by electronic devices is hand hygiene. Especially today, when it seems every few months a new virus is being combatted such as the enterovirus, currently spreading in schools. Not to mention the recent Ebola virus threat.

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Topics: IIPW, hand hygiene, 5 Moments, infection prevention, technology, WHO, electronic monitoring, International Infection Prevention Week, clean hands, healthcare-associated infections, electronic devices, compliance, WHO's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, World Health Organization

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