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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

For Preventing Infections, Sanitizer is Still your Best Friend!

Posted by Brittany Taylor on Aug 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Lately, media coverage of articles claiming bacteria is becoming resistant to hand sanitizer has gotten quite a bit of attention in the infection prevention space. However, before we sound the alarms, it is important to look beyond just the titles of these articles and see the facts.

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Topics: hand sanitizer, hand hygiene, 5 Moments, WHO's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene

Why Can’t We Seem to Say Goodbye to Poor Hand Hygiene

Posted by Emily Weaner on Aug 2, 2018 1:28:19 PM

We know washing our hands is good. We know it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infections within healthcare settings. So then why is hand hygiene compliance still such an issue?

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Topics: handwashing, 5 Moments, hand sanitizer, electronic monitoring

What Can We Do About The Flu?

Posted by Allison Pearsall on Sep 21, 2017 7:27:00 AM

Worrisome signs of what’s just around the corner

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Topics: Influenza, hand hygiene, flu season, Long Term Care, hand sanitizer

Avoiding Hand Sanitizer Ingestion in Children

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Mar 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Those who live with or work with young children are discussing a disturbing new trend of hand sanitizer consumption. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report  demonstrates that in many cases children are intentionally consuming hand sanitizers. In fact, 95% of the 70,669 hand sanitizer exposure cases reported to poison control centers between 2011 and 2014 were due to intentional ingestion of these products.

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Topics: hand sanitizer, children, adverse effects

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