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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

Hand Hygiene Compliance Extremely Low in Hospital Reception Areas

Posted by Amanda Akers on Sep 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Until recently, no studies had been conducted to determine the rate of hand hygiene compliance in hospital reception areas. A new study shows that these areas have incredibly low rates of compliance in comparison to other parts of the hospital, and they represent a huge opportunity for improvement in terms of overall infection control.

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Topics: hand hygiene compliance, hospitals

A Focus on Hand Hygiene Can Translate to Cost Savings for Hospitals

Posted by DebMed on Aug 6, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Healthcare officials are well aware of the most obvious benefits of hand hygiene compliance: improved patient safety, reduced numbers of hospital-acquired infections, and fewer readmissions. But now, analysis shows hand hygiene programs can affect a different, yet equally compelling, element of the healthcare arena: the financial bottom line.

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Topics: hand hygiene, hand hygiene compliance, hospitals, cost savings

Germ Alert: New SHEA Guidelines for Hospital Visitors Aim to Control Transmission of Bacteria

Posted by DebMed on Jun 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Goal is to reduce the ability of visitors to bring in and spread to patients and providers dangerous, costly and potentially deadly bacteria  

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Topics: hand hygiene, germs, hospitals, SHEA Guidelines, hospital visitors, bacteria

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