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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

The Importance of Skin Health in Healthcare Facilities

Posted by DebMed on Mar 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Winter temperatures can be harsh on skin – especially hands, as they are often more exposed to harsh conditions than other parts of the body. Couple that with the number of times a healthcare worker is required to wash their hands throughout the day, and you’ve got an increased chance of dermatitis.

As one of the most prevalent occupation disorders, occupational dermatitis accounts for nearly 15 percent of workplace injuries.

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Topics: hand hygiene education, dermatitis, Skin Health, product selection, occupational skin disease, Long Term Care, healthcare worker hand lotions

What Can We Do About The Flu?

Posted by Allison Pearsall on Sep 21, 2017 7:27:00 AM

Worrisome signs of what’s just around the corner

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Topics: hand hygiene, flu season, Influenza, hand sanitizer, Long Term Care

How To Get Better Hand Hygiene For Long Term Care Homes

Posted by DebMed on Aug 10, 2017 10:14:33 AM

Hand hygiene in care homes is not always what it ought to be: evidence cited by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that the prevalence of Healthcare Associated Infections in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) ranges between 6 and 10 per 100 residents, and identifies an increase in HAI risk due to absence of infection control professionals and hand hygiene protocols. According to the UK Care Quality Commission, some studies now suggest that the number of infections in care homes may be comparable to those in hospitals[1].

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Topics: hand hygiene, 5 Moments, Canadian 4 Moments, Skin Care Products for LTC, Long Term Care

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