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Hand Washing

FDA takes closer look at antibacterial products

It may be time to put away the antibacterial hand soap and body wash at home and the office. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday manufacturers of antibacterial products will have to prove the items are more effective than plain soap and water

Many providers fall short on hand hygiene, The Joint Commission says.

Hand washing takes a break

A third of Medicare/Medicaid-certified long-term care providers surveyed by The Joint Commission during the first half of this year didn’t meet basic hand hygiene requirements, according to recent data.

Amid swine flu fears, hand washing is imperative

This seems to be the season of animal-related nuisances—mice, cockroaches, and now the dreaded swine flu. Of course, you can take precautions against the first two (click here to see our latest Guest Column), but the third is a bit more frightening as a result of its unpredictable nature. As of today, 40 confirmed cases…

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