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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

The Significance of “Culture” in Hand Hygiene Performance

Posted by DebMed on Mar 15, 2018 9:56:37 AM

When it comes to hand hygiene performance in healthcare facilities, how do you establish compliance?

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Topics: hand hygiene compliance, Patient Safety Awareness Week, Evidence-Based Improvement, multimodal strategy

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18.

Posted by Brittany Taylor on Mar 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Patient Safety Awareness Week is a time to raise awareness about preventable harm in health care. As part of NPSF’s campaign they issued a Call to Action, citing patient safety as a public health crisis that requires a public health response.

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Topics: Patient Safety Awareness Week

A Perfect World: When Patient Care and Patient Safety go hand in hand

Posted by DebMed on Mar 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Providing outstanding patient care and assuring optimal patient safety should be one in the same. Yet sadly, this is not always the case. All too often we find hospitals that are top of mind for quality of healthcare are also some of the same facilities that find themselves reporting some of the highest rates of HAIs. This obvious disconnect between care and safety needs to be addressed in order to reduce the number of HAIs and prevent future patients from infection.

This is why we are rallying behind the National Patient Safety Foundation’s  (NPSF) Patient Safety Awareness Week. The initiative, which runs March 13th – 19th, underscores the crucial need for improved patient safety and incorporates patient safety-related activities at health care organizations in communities across the country.

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Topics: patient safety, HAIs, Patient Safety Awareness Week

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