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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

It’s In (And On) Your Hands: Save Lives this World Hand Hygiene Day

Posted by Brittany Taylor on May 2, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Each year on May 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call on healthcare facilities to promote hand hygiene and infection prevention awareness and action. Known as Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Day, the celebration targets healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), infection prevention, and the key role proper hand hygiene plays in reducing their spread.

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Topics: SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Day, May 5th, Hand hygiene day

You Cleaned Your Hands. But Are They Clean?

Posted by DebMed on May 25, 2017 11:05:00 AM

This is the second in our five-part series recap that covers best practices for driving effective hand hygiene compliance. This blog focuses on the issues of coverage, wet time and efficacy, to assure hands are optimally cleaned.

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Topics: hand hygiene, compliance, Hand hygiene day, multimodal strategy

5 Most Popular Hand Hygiene Articles

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Apr 27, 2017 11:21:24 AM

With the May 5 World Hand Hygiene Day upon us, you are undoubtedly thinking about your hand hygiene behaviors and of those of the people around you. This list of the top 5 LinkedIn Pulse articles from Patrick Boshell, will provide you with a combination of thought provoking hand hygiene statistics and strategies to help you identify the areas in your personal and professional life that could benefit from improved hand hygiene behavior.


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Topics: hand hygiene, World Health Organization, Hand hygiene day

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