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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

PPE and Hand Hygiene

According to OSHA, the definition of PPE is “specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against infectious materials,” but what if the manner of use of that protective equipment could possibly cause the spread of infection?

 

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Topics: PPE, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Healthcare-Associated Infections, Healthcare Infections, Healthcare Hand Hygiene

What is the Cost of Healthcare Associated Infections?

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Topics: Hospital Acquired Infections, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Healthcare-Associated Infections, Healthcare Infections

Making Hand Hygiene Purposeful

We all know that one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent healthcare infections is for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to regularly wash their hands, but often the frequency of hand washing is lower than expected.  Even worse, many of the efforts to get people washing their hands can often be ineffective.

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Topics: Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Education, Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Patient Safety, Infection Prevention and Control Education, Hawthorne Effect, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Healthcare Infections, Global Handwashing Day, Handwashing promotion

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