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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

MP Andrea Jenkyns speaks out in recent Parliamentary debate – ‘we need to embrace technology in order to save lives’

Posted by Guest Author Andrea Jenkyns, MP on Sep 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

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Topics: hand hygiene, technology, HAI

Think Fungus

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Aug 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: hand hygiene, healthcare-associated infections, HAI, c.auris, candida, fungus, fungal awareness week, yeast

Reduce the Risk. Go All Hands In for Electronic Monitoring

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

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.

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Topics: hand hygiene, WHO, electronic monitoring, WHO's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, HAI, monitoring and feedback, hawthorne effect

Everyone Plays a Role in Reducing HAIs

Posted by DebMed on Jan 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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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Topics: hand hygiene, infection prevention, healthcare-associated infections, patient safety, HAI

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