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Do You Feel Comfortable Discussing Hand Hygiene?

[fa icon="calendar"] 9/11/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton

Sometimes when you bring up concerns of hygiene, it may be taken as a criticism. This feeling can be the same amongst coworkers, family members, and everyone alike. If your hospital, care facility, or even your industry stays away from discussing hygiene issues - you could be letting the germs get a free pass.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one HAI.”

Creating a culture of safety starts with open communication and dialogue. Watch this vide where Thomas Sandora, MD, MPH, hospital epidemiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, provides recommendations on discussing hand hygiene amongst healthcare providers and between patients and healthcare workers.

 

 

When it comes to fighting germs and infections we are all on the same team. It is important to advocate for yourself, your patients, and other staff members. With flu season on the horizon it is extremely important to get your hand hygiene routines in place. 

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Source: http://www.contagionlive.com/news/hand-hygiene-in-hospitals-increases-with-patient-involvement

Topics: Hand Hygiene

Jill Tilton

Written by Jill Tilton

As the Digital Marketing Strategist, Jill works on strengthening the Safetec website and brand. She optimizes the website to its peak potential and suggests different marketing techniques to bring in qualified leads to the sales team. She also works with online marketplaces such as Amazon, ESP, and ThomasNet to generate additional revenue. In her off time, Jill enjoys spending time with her family.