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May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day

Posted by Laura Schmidt on May 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5 to remind us of the importance of cleaning our hands not just today but every day of the year. The WHO aims to catalyze the discussion on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare and its overall improvement worldwide by bringing people together.

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Topics: hand hygiene, hand hygiene compliance, May 5th, Antibiotic resistance

Hand Hygiene: Your Entrance Door to Safer, More Effective Interdisciplinary Care Across the Continuum

Posted by DebMed on Apr 30, 2015 9:30:00 AM

May 5 is the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) annual Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Day. It’s a time for healthcare professionals to reflect on the impact of hand hygiene compliance on care quality and outcomes. This year’s theme as designated by the WHO is: Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery – hand hygiene is your entrance door.

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Topics: hand hygiene, WHO, World Health Organization, May 5th

WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Day! Your Five Action Items for May 5

Posted by DebMed on Apr 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care, aimed at reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) worldwide. The SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands annual global campaign, a natural extension of the Clean Care is Safer Care program, highlights the importance of all healthcare workers cleaning their hands at the right time and in the right way. This year’s campaign theme is Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery – hand hygiene is your entrance door, which aims to galvanize action at the point of care to demonstrate that hand hygiene is the entrance door for reducing HAIs and patient safety.

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Topics: hand hygiene, 5 Moments, WHO, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Day, May 5th

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