Hand Hygiene

Budgeting for hand hygiene

Budgeting for hand hygiene

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One of my former colleagues, who had moved to the healthcare sector from television, shared with me the story of how she began her new job and was told, "Oh, yeah, you can figure out the budget, right?" Administrators with limited budgeting experience might hesitate to make big investments, but when it comes to hand hygiene, spending a little more today could lead to big savings down the line.

CDC unveils new website to boost long-term care infection control efforts

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Long-term care providers can refer to a newly launched website to access information and resources to prevent infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

Hand hygiene prior to donning gloves is unnecessary, study finds

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Performing hand hygiene prior to putting on gloves may not be a necessary practice, suggests recently published research in the American Journal of Infection Control.

  Hand wringing about hand washing

Hand wringing about hand washing

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Now that we know many nursing homes don't meet hand-washing guidelines, let the hand-wringing begin. Hopefully with a generous squirt of anti-microbial sanitizer in the palm first.

Catching bad bugs

Catching bad bugs

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New strains of drug-resistant pathogens are targets of more scrutiny among infection control professionals employed in long-term care environments.

GOJO launches technology solutions

GOJO launches technology solutions

GOJO Industries has announced the launch of SMARTLINK™ Hand Hygiene solutions to increase hand hygiene compliance.

Kimberly-Clark to step up production of face masks

Kimberly-Clark to step up production of face masks

With the 2012-2013 influenza season reaching epidemic levels across the U.S., Kimberly-Clark is continuing to increase production of facemasks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products in response to increased customer demand from providers nationwide.

Researchers show how MRSA contact precautions lead to better hand hygiene

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Contact precautions for patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus led to healthcare workers practicing better hand hygiene, a study has found.

Flu outbreaks tied to weather forecasting in new model

Flu outbreaks tied to weather forecasting in new model

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A new system ties together weather forecasting with flu outbreak predictions, giving healthcare providers a better way to prepare.

Nursing Home Inspect adds 16,000 deficiency reports to database

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The developers of the online Nursing Home Inspect updated its database this week to allow consumers to comb through 134,602 nursing home inspection deficiencies.

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