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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