DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

Why should adolescents be re-educated about hand hygiene?

Posted by Laura Schmidt on Mar 2, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The Guardian recently published an article on the importance of educating youth, but about what specifically? Mathematics, good manners,  perhaps chemistry? Let’s talk about hand hygiene. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) reports that good hand hygiene techniques should be promoted more to children. In effect, we can reduce the spread of infection at a young age, even reduce the utilization of antibiotics.

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Topics: hand hygiene, hand hygiene education

Meadows Regional Medical Center Teams Up with DebMed on “Clean Hands Matter”

Posted by DebMed on Feb 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

DebMed is partnering with Georgia’s Meadows Regional Medical Center on the “Clean Hands Matter” campaign to increase hand hygiene compliance, decrease healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), develop the highest standards of behavior, and provide the highest level of patient care.

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Topics: HAIs, hand hygiene compliance, hand hygiene education

Multi-Modal Educational Strategy for Healthcare Workers’ Handwashing

Posted by DebMed on Apr 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Most health care workers’ (HCWs’) hand hygiene compliance rates in the U.S. range between 25 percent and 51 percent. And, most adhere to a standard of cleaning their hands only before and after entering a patient room, which has been found to miss more than 50 percent of all hand hygiene opportunities, potentially putting patients at risk of infection.

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Topics: hand hygiene education, handwashing

Hand Hygiene Education: Why, When and How

Posted by Heather McLarney on Mar 6, 2015 9:13:00 AM

This is the fourth in a five-part series of blogs documenting best practices for driving effective hand hygiene compliance. This blog discusses the importance of hand hygiene education. Healthcare professionals who practice hand hygiene compliance are leaders in the fight against dangerous and sometimes deadly healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This blog covers the why, when and how of hand hygiene education, training and coaching. It addresses several of the variables that compromise full hand hygiene compliance.

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Topics: hand hygiene, WHO's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, healthcare, HAIs, hand hygiene compliance, hand hygiene education

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