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5 Most Popular Hand Hygiene Articles

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Apr 27, 2017 11:21:24 AM

With the May 5 World Hand Hygiene Day upon us, you are undoubtedly thinking about your hand hygiene behaviors and of those of the people around you. This list of the top 5 LinkedIn Pulse articles from Patrick Boshell, will provide you with a combination of thought provoking hand hygiene statistics and strategies to help you identify the areas in your personal and professional life that could benefit from improved hand hygiene behavior.


#5) Are Healthcare Professionals Getting Enough?

Foam Dispenser White.jpgMost people visiting a hospital pay very little attention to the hand hygiene going on all around them. If you watch the health care staff closely, you might notice some interesting patterns. This article explores the use of hand sanitizers and challenges some conventional thinking in the fight against hospital-acquired infections. Read more.


#4) Top 3 Infection Prevention Tips for the Movies

A quick disclaimer, if you are a movie buff and don’t want to hinder your future movie experiences – don’t read any further. On the other hand, if you want the facts, here are the top 3 infection prevention tips for your next cinema outing. Get all the facts.


#3) 73 Million Americans Did Not Wash Their Hands Today

Hoard of people.jpgDid you know the famous “Just Do It” Nike slogan was inspired by the execution of a convicted murderer in 1977? What exactly does this have  to do with 73 million Americans not washing their hands each day? This article was just recently published and already has made the top 5 list. Be sure to check out Shia LaBeouf’s motivational video. Read more about the 1 in 3 people who don't wash their hands after using the washroom.


#2) 5 Gross Hygiene Facts

Did you know that germs from a flushing toilet can travel up to 6 feet or that there are 200% more fecal bacteria on a cutting board than a toilet seat? This top 5 gross hygiene facts list has become an Internet favorite and reminds us we all need to wash our hands – and more. Get the full list here.


#1) Paper Towels or Hot Air Dryers - Which is Better & Why?

Hand Drying - Paper Towel.jpgThis remains one of the hottest hygiene topics out there, and this article, in particular, has over 16,000 views and more than 140 comments. We explore the topic from an efficacy perspective and share insights from the experts. You can judge for yourself as the debate continues. Read more and cast your vote here.

Visit our DebMed World Hand Hygiene Day Landing Page to sign our Hand Hygiene Pledge and to access a list of tools and resources designed to assist you in implementing your own hand hygiene campaigns.

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About the Author: Patrick Boshell is the Canadian marketing director for Deb Group. He is on a mission to help make hands matter. Please follow Patrick on LinkedIn or Twitter for more content in this series.

Topics: hand hygiene, World Health Organization, Hand hygiene day

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