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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

White Coats – Symbols of purity and cleanliness - or germ magnets?

Posted by DebMed on Jan 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The White Coat – the requisite physician uniform.  A rite of passage upon graduation from medical school and daily “uniform” of choice for many physicians in the years that follow. The white coat is the symbol for this revered profession but can also be a hotbed for deadly infections that can spread from patient to patient. 

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Topics: germs, White Coat

Germ Alert: New SHEA Guidelines for Hospital Visitors Aim to Control Transmission of Bacteria

Posted by DebMed on Jun 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Goal is to reduce the ability of visitors to bring in and spread to patients and providers dangerous, costly and potentially deadly bacteria  

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Topics: hand hygiene, germs, hospitals, SHEA Guidelines, hospital visitors, bacteria

Don’t Let Germs Become “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

Posted by DebMed on Mar 26, 2015 2:52:14 PM

The healthcare arena is typically the area where the importance of hand hygiene is being publicly stressed, mainly because proper hand hygiene is one of the most successful deterrents to the spread of germs and fighting many illnesses.

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Topics: hand hygiene, World Health Organization, germs

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