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Category: Hand Hygiene

Cancer Survivor Employs Simple Steps to Fight off Infection During Chemotherapy

Author: Pamela Bryant, MS Health Communications Specialist, CDC To do: Biopsy MRI Port-a-Cath Chemotherapy Genetic Testing Lumpectomy Radiation The above list is not exactly the type of to-do list I ever thought I’d be faced with. As you can imagine, this list of tests, screenings, procedures, and treatments was a bit overwhelming as I was Read More >

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Good Infection Prevention Habits Don’t Just Happen

Guest Author – Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, CIC, FAAN Associate Dean for Research and Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research Columbia University School of Nursing Editor, American Journal of Infection Control Over the past few decades, especially since the ‘antibiotic era’ and the advent of increasingly technologic and sophisticated interventions, there has been less Read More >

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Watching Hands: Georgia-Pacific Professional and the CDC Foundation take an artistic approach to promote hand washing

Guest Author – Bill Sleeper Georgia-Pacific Professional Each year, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized with the flu and 36,000 die from complications of the virus, according to the CDC. While it may seem like a mundane daily task, washing your hands is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. As Read More >

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Hand Hygiene CAN Save a Patient’s Life

Author – Victoria Nahum Co-Founder and Director Safe Care Campaign (Atlanta, Georgia) My name is Victoria Nahum. Almost 5 years ago, my husband Armando and I learned the hardest lesson of our lives. We learned that losing our 27 year old son Joshua to a healthcare-associated infection didn’t have to happen; even worse, his untimely Read More >

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Taking GRIME out of South Carolina

Author – Dixie Roberts, APRN, C, MPH Healthcare Associated Infections Coordinator South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control “He who doesn’t prevent grime when he can, encourages it” In 2007, with the knowledge that hand hygiene compliance is directly related to hospital acquired infections (HAIs), the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) launched the first Read More >

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