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

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, product accessibility, product availability, product selection, Skin Health, healthcare, healthcare costs

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

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

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