DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

What’s the True Cost of Hand Hygiene Compliance?

Posted by DebMed on Oct 8, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Black and white. Yes or no. As a society, we tend to like things with very clear answers. Should I buckle my seatbelt? Yes. Should I cheat on an exam? No.

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Topics: hand hygiene, infection prevention, industry survey, hand hygiene compliance

Infection Prevention Beyond IIPW

Posted by Heather McLarney on Oct 24, 2014 9:34:00 AM

Former President Bill Clinton once said “…the risk of doing the same old thing is far higher than the cost of change.”

Nothing is truer than when it comes to infection prevention. And as advocates for proper hand hygiene, we know all too well that change is needed. While International Infection Prevention Week and other similar awareness events do a fine job at sharpening the focus on the critical need for change, we know that the work needed to be done to create the necessary change will continue on long after IIPW 2014 comes to a close tomorrow.

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Topics: IIPW, hand hygiene, infection prevention, technology, electronic monitoring, International Infection Prevention Week, patient safety, industry survey

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