Clean Hands Save Lives

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published evidence based recomendations and guidance for both healthcare personnel and the patient to enhance compliance with hand hygiene recommendations across the entire continuum of care. Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics and are becoming difficult, if not impossible, to treat. On average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should. On any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. To learn more about that campaign, please visit the CDC Clean Hands Count page: https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/index.html.

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