In The News: #CleanHandsCount
CDC Launches Clean Hands Count Campaign
- Improve healthcare provider adherence to CDC hand hygiene recommendations.
- Address the myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene.
- Empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands
Hand Hygiene Is Everyone’s Responsibility
Everyone CAN Do Their Part At Preventing Infections Worldwide.
- Did you know?
- On average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is more effective and less drying to the skin than using soap and water.
- Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer does NOT cause antibiotic resistance.
Patients may be at risk of getting an infection while they are being treated for something else.
The science is clear: Clean hands protect patients and healthcare providers from dangerous and deadly infections.
Check out today’s Public Health Matters blog to learn other things you may not know about hand hygiene. Visit: http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2016/05/what-you-may-not-know-about-hand-hygiene/
Join the CDC today – May 5, 2016 – at 2 pm ET
for a Twitter chat on hand hygiene.
Follow #CleanHandsCount and @CDCgov and be sure to let us know
who your #CleanHandsCount for
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