DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

Hand Hygiene Compliance and the Engaged Patient

Posted by DebMed on Nov 2, 2017 9:25:49 PM

Patient empowerment is a hot-button topic, particularly as it pertains to patients understanding their health needs and ensuring those needs are met by healthcare workers. But where do hospitals and healthcare workers draw the line between empowering patients and taking ownership for their training - or lack thereof?

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Topics: hand hygiene, infection prevention, electronic monitoring, healthcare-associated infections, hand hygiene compliance, hand hygiene education, Canadian Patient Safety Week, patient education, patient engagement

Patient Safety Strategy: Ask. Listen. Talk.

Posted by DebMed on Oct 26, 2015 9:30:00 AM

There are many great examples of patient safety strategies across the country and we’re so happy to celebrate them during Canadian Patient Safety Week 2015.  In order to continue those strategies we want to help equip patients with the right tools to take with them to healthcare facilities.  Three simple words can summarize what you need: Ask. Listen. Talk.

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Topics: patient safety, healthcare, Canadian Patient Safety Week, patient education

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