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The Evolution of Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

Posted by DebMed on Jul 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Today’s patients and healthcare workers often take hand hygiene for granted. As patients, we assume a clinician will clean his or her hands before examining us. As healthcare workers, we know we must clean our hands at critical points during any patient encounter. But it might be surprising to know that even the ancient Babylonians were aware of the connection between hand hygiene and patient health.

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Topics: hand hygiene, healthcare, history

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