Boosting the success of a hand-hygiene campaign

For nearly two centuries, we’ve had evidence that hand hygiene reduces healthcare-associated infections. Yet many healthcare organizations still struggle to improve compliance with hand-hygiene guidelines. Like many other…

Get aggressive this flu season

It’s official, we’re experiencing an especially nasty flu season. Emergency departments are overflowing and patients are waiting for beds. Of course, this means nurses are surrounded by sick…

Hands: Keep them clean

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…

Save a life-wash your hands

Did you grow up with your mother insisting you wash your hands? She was right! As nurses, we all know that the simple act of washing our hands…

Soap and water wins again

Washing your hands with soap and water instead of alcohol-based rubs is more effective for removing Clostridium difficile spores from the hands according to a study in Infection…

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