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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

Implement a Hand Hygiene Program at Your Long-Term Care Facility – Stat!

Posted by DebMed on May 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We talk a lot about the importance of hand hygiene and compliance in healthcare facilities, but what about one of the less obvious health-related facilities – the long-term care facility?

 

Long term care (LTC) facilities provide more than just assisted living for the elderly. They often provide medical care for individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves, no matter their age. With more than 5 million Americans living in these facilities, infection prevention is a serious issue.

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Topics: infection control, hand hygiene compliance, healthcare transformation, hand washing, Antibiotic resistance, Superbugs, tips for improving hand hygiene, Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, Patient Safety Movement, E. Coli

Tackling the rise of E. coli with effective hand hygiene

Posted by Paul Jakeway on May 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: infection control, hand hygiene compliance, healthcare transformation, hand washing, Antibiotic resistance, Superbugs, tips for improving hand hygiene, Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, Patient Safety Movement, E. Coli

Champion Clean Care This World Hand Hygiene Day

Posted by DebMed on Apr 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Does your healthcare facility meet current infection prevention and control standards? If they’re not following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene,” as suggested by the Joint Commission, the answer is likely no.

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Topics: WHO, clean hands, infection control, hand hygiene compliance, healthcare transformation, hand washing, Antibiotic resistance, Superbugs, tips for improving hand hygiene, Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, Patient Safety Movement, E. Coli, world hand hygiene day, 5 May 2019

Highlighting good hand hygiene practice for Glove Awareness Week

Posted by Martyn Hodgkinson on Apr 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: infection control, hand hygiene compliance, healthcare transformation, hand washing, Antibiotic resistance, Superbugs, tips for improving hand hygiene, Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, Patient Safety Movement, E. Coli

Reduce the Risk. Go All Hands In for Electronic Monitoring

Posted by DebMed on Jun 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

This is the last of a five-part series that covered best practices for driving hand hygiene compliance. This blog zeroes in on the role of accurate automated monitoring and feedback to achieve optimal compliance.

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Topics: infection prevention, electronic monitoring, healthcare-associated infections, electronic devices, infection control, hand hygiene compliance, Smartlink, ENCOMPASS

5 Ways to Break the Chain of Infection

Posted by DebMed on Oct 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Unfortunately, infections like zika, e.coli, c.diffcile and MRSA are very common globally. Viral and bacterial infections threaten the health and well-being of adults and children in every environment – from highly developed, industrial nations to struggling, third-world countries. International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which takes place October 16-22, 2016, is a global campaign designed to zero in on healthcare’s shared mission: “Break the Chain of Infection.”   

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Topics: infection control

Product Dispensers are Important in the Fight Against Infections

Posted by DebMed on May 7, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Ensuring that your hospital’s products are the best solutions for your patients and staff is key. Making sure that hand sanitizers contain emollients or moisturizers and do not cause irritation to healthcare workers’ hands is critical for encouraging hand hygiene compliance. If your staff does not like the products, they will be less likely to use them frequently.  

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Topics: hand hygiene, infection control, HAIs, biocote, hand hygiene dispensers, product dispensers

It’s Time for a Renewed Focus on Hand Hygiene Compliance

Posted by Heather McLarney on Feb 12, 2015 9:30:00 AM

This is the first of a five-part series that covers best practices for driving effective hand hygiene compliance. The series will discuss the impact product and behavior drivers have on compliance, including: key considerations of hand sanitizer (wet time, coverage and efficacy); the importance of product availability, location and ease of use; the critical role of educating staff on why, when and how to clean hands; and the role that monitoring and feedback plays in improving staff compliance.

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Topics: hand hygiene, 5 Moments, WHO, healthcare-associated infections, patient safety, World Health Organization, infection control, HAIs, hand hygiene compliance

A Comparison of Hand Hygiene Standards

Posted by Heather McLarney on Jan 15, 2015 2:52:00 PM
All healthcare organizations are aware of the necessity for proper hand hygiene. Some adhere to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, while others follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). How do the two standards compare?Slide1
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Topics: CDC, hand hygiene, WHO's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, World Health Organization, infection control

Fist Bump or Handshake: Which is Safer?

Posted by DebMed on Jan 8, 2015 12:27:00 PM

Viewers of the game show Deal or No Deal probably remember host Howie Mandel's habit of bumping fists with contestants instead of shaking their hands. It was later revealed that Mandel preferred the fist bump because of an intense fear of germs, which was part of his obsessive-compulsive disorder. With hand hygiene compliance becoming such a critical issue in the healthcare arena, experts are considering whether Mandel was ahead of his time.

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Topics: CDC, hand hygiene, 5 Moments, infection prevention, WHO, patient safety, infection control, hand shake, fistbump

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