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Changing the Culture of Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Oct 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Making a change in an established routine isn’t easy, especially when it comes to breaking a bad habit. In the world of healthcare, hand hygiene is essential to patient safety, and yet healthcare organizations struggle with compliance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should. The CDC also reports that about one in 25 patients acquires a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) during their hospital stay.

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Topics: electronic monitoring, Joint Commission, culture change

New Joint Commission hand hygiene requirements… Are you ready?

Posted by Allison Pearsall on Dec 21, 2017 12:14:34 PM
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Topics: Joint Commission, hand hygiene compliance, electronic monitoring

Fostering a Culture of Hand Hygiene Compliance, Monitoring, Feedback Key to Preventing HAIs

Posted by DebMed on Nov 3, 2016 9:30:00 AM

In January of this year, The Joint Commission – an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S. – included the need to implement evidence-based practices to reduce the risk of health care-associated infections (HAIs) as one of its Hospital National Patient Safety Goals.

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Topics: Joint Commission, patient safety

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