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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

Are You Using the Right Hand Hygiene Products? 7 Key Points to Consider

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Jul 21, 2017 11:19:54 AM

Infection Control Today recently published a Hand Hygiene Product Evaluation and Purchasing Guide which includes wisdom from hand hygiene product manufacturers and some key points to consider while selecting or changing products. We have summarized the 7 most common suggestions, in order of popularity, to provide you with a quick reference guide for your next product purchase.

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Topics: hand hygiene, healthcare, product accessibility, healthcare costs, Skin Health, product availability, product selection

Remove Barriers, Increase Hand Hygiene Compliance

Posted by DebMed on Jun 2, 2017 11:05:00 AM

This is the third of a five-part series that covers best practices for driving effective hand hygiene compliance. The series discusses the impact that both product and behavior drivers have on hand hygiene compliance. This blog addresses the impact of product availability, accessibility and ease-of-use.

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Topics: hand hygiene compliance, product accessibility, Skin Health, Point of Care, tips for improving hand hygiene, product availability, foam hand sanitizer

Integration Is the Pathway to Improvement

Posted by DebMed on Jan 5, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Let’s Blend Hand Hygiene Compliance with the Quest for Skin Health     
With the Ebola and Zika outbreaks making headlines in 2016, the healthcare industry has retained its focus on infection prevention and control efforts. In the US, healthcare organizations (HCOs) continue implementing the CDC’s evidence-based infection control guidelines, APIC’s infection prevention recommendations, and SHEA’s epidemiology and infection prevention guidance.

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Topics: healthcare-associated infections, HAIs, hand hygiene compliance, Skin Health, improving clinical outcomes

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