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Hands: Keep them clean

By: Julie Cullen

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today

It’s National Handwashing Awareness Week, so what better time to remind everyone about the importance of hand hygiene to help prevent the spread of infection?  The American Nurses Association/Association for Professionals in Infection Control (ANA/APIC) have a page dedicated to everything you need to know about hand hygiene. It includes videos and a long list of resources. Handwashing is an incredibly simple task that can make a huge difference in the spread of infectious diseases. Share the ANA/APIC information with your colleagues and patients and find opportunities to work hand hygiene education into your daily practice.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the American Nurses Association, the Editorial Advisory Board members, or the Publisher, Editors and staff of American Nurse Journal. This has not been peer reviewed.

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