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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

It’s Not a Project; it’s the Way You Work: Committing to Culture Change

Posted by DebMed on Apr 12, 2018 11:29:38 AM

According to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), two of the leading patient safety challenges facing hospitals today go hand-in-hand with the Joint Commission’s newest requirements in improving hand hygiene – creating a culture of safety and reducing healthcare associated infections.

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Topics: Patient Safety Movement, Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, Joint commission Targeted Solutions Tool, tips for improving hand hygiene

Hand Hygiene Tips to Celebrate International Infection Prevention Week

Posted by DebMed on Oct 19, 2017 9:53:05 AM

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) has arrived. The annual effort raises awareness of the critical role infection prevention plays in improving patient safety, and this year’s theme is “Antibiotic Resistance,” one of the biggest global health threats facing the world today.

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Topics: International Infection Prevention Week, National Infection Control Week, hand hygiene, hospital aquired infections, tips for improving hand hygiene

The Psychology of Hand Hygiene

Posted by DebMed on Aug 24, 2017 2:10:32 PM

How can you incentivize a team of healthcare professionals to change longstanding behaviors? Motivations such as money, being observed, peer pressure, or other incentives might work in the short term, but how do you get someone to permanently change a behavior?

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Topics: hand hygiene, hand hygiene compliance, 5 Moments, behavior change, peer pressure, tips for improving hand hygiene

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

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