From the DebMed UK Blog...
The week of August 14-18, 2017 has been declared Fungal Disease Awareness Week by the CDC. The theme of this year's awareness week is “Think Fungus,” and it aims to encourage the public and clinicians to consider the possibility of a fungal infection if a patient’s symptoms are not improving with treatment. Although the exact prevalence of fungal infections is difficult to quantify, the CDC has identified fungal pathogens to be an increasing problem worldwide.
This is the last of a five-part series that covered best practices for driving hand hygiene compliance. This blog zeroes in on the role of accurate monitoring and feedback to achieve optimal compliance.
Becker's Hospital Review has released a list of the ten most popular searches by readers of its online hospital information site. For 2014, six of the top ten searches were related to hand hygiene. Since the site features content designed specifically for healthcare executives, it can only be good news for patients if senior hospital leadership is actively searching for information about hand hygiene and taking the issue seriously.
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