Infection Control & First Aid Blog

WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2017 

[fa icon="calendar"] 4/26/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton

There are so many times throughout the day where hand washing should take place. Having all hands on deck for hand hygiene compliance within any type of facility can have such a positive effect all around.

Fight antibiotic resistance - it's in your hands

"WHO urges you to focus on the fight against antibiotic resistance in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes. You can do this by supporting the 5 May 2017 calls to action. Hand hygiene is at the core of effective IPC to combat antibiotic resistance, and campaigning each year on or around 5 May is one important part of improving behaviour towards IPC best practices. This year the campaign materials are all co-branded with ‘Antibiotics, handle with care’ to demonstrate unity between antimicrobial resistance and IPC efforts." - World Health Organization

5 Moments for Hand Hygiene from the World Health Organization:

Your 5 Moments For Hand Hygiene Poster ChairImage Source:  http://www.who.int 

There is a call for action by the World Health Organization for people of many job titles to come forward and take action. Health workers should clean their hands at appropriate times, managers and C-level executives to support the hand hygiene campaign and policy members to demonstrate their commitment to infection prevention.

Join the campaign, download materials, and take action by visiting this link: http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/ 

Topics: WHO

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.