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Hand Hygiene

Handmade trouble

Handmade trouble

From double-gloving to long nails, myths and misperceptions persist when it comes to hand hygiene and washing critical touchpoints for resident care

Elizabeth Newman

Budgeting for hand hygiene

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.

41% of multi-drug resistant infections are acquired when nursing home residents are hospitalized, mo

Catching bad bugs

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

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