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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

Hand Hygiene Tips to Celebrate International Infection Prevention Week

Posted by DebMed on Oct 19, 2017 9:53:05 AM

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) has arrived. The annual effort raises awareness of the critical role infection prevention plays in improving patient safety, and this year’s theme is “Antibiotic Resistance,” one of the biggest global health threats facing the world today.

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Topics: hand hygiene, International Infection Prevention Week, hospital aquired infections, tips for improving hand hygiene, National Infection Control Week

Top 5 Infection Prevention Articles Of All Time

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Oct 13, 2017 9:13:24 AM

The third week of October is dedicated to Infection Prevention and Control Professionals from across the healthcare spectrum, recognizing the profession and providing them with an engaged audience and an open forum for communication and education. The heightened awareness generated by social media, infection prevention partners, and the media drive us to look at our own hand hygiene practices and frequency of events, and question whether or not we are doing enough to protect ourselves and others from the spread of germs. The simple answer is no! In fact, according to the CDC hand hygiene compliance by healthcare providers is on average 50% or less.

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Topics: IIPW, hand hygiene, infection prevention, International Infection Prevention Week, hospital aquired infections, nicw, National Infection Control Week

Real World Consequences of Hospital-Acquired Infections

Posted by DebMed on Aug 13, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are at the forefront of healthcare conversation and have a direct impact on hospitals’ bottom line. And no wonder – HAIs are one of the leading causes of deaths in the U.S., the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, and cost the industry billions of dollars a year.

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Topics: hand hygiene, hospital aquired infections, HAIs, patients

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