In the UK today, the threat of healthcare associated infections (HCAI’s) is alarming, with approximately 300,000 patients contracting an illness whilst being treated in healthcare premises. That accounts for a cost of around £1 billion (GBP) to an already financially strained National Health Services (NHS). It has also been revealed that patients are remaining in the hospital an extra 3.6 million days a year in the UK due to these infections; meaning healthcare professionals have less time to focus on new admittances.Read More
Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog
What are dogs really known for? Are they soft and cuddly? Man’s best friend? The fact: all are true, but one thing about dogs that we know to be true, is that they have an impeccable sense of smell.
Recently I spent my Friday night at the hospital emergency. Thankfully everything turned out fine, but as I sat in the waiting room, I couldn’t help but view things from an infection prevention perspective. Call it a professional hazard, but watching out for potential infection transfer seemed to help pass the time.
Did you know that you may have been cleaning your hands wrong this whole time? A recent study finds that the most effective way to sanitize your hands is the 6 step method recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Each year the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.Read More
When it comes to asking doctors if they’ve washed their hands, most patients are washouts.