Tag Archives: Hand Hygiene

Clean Hands – Safe Hands Featured in Georgia Trend

ATLANTA, GA – September 7, 2021 – Clean Hands–Safe Hands announced today that they have been featured in Georgia Trend Magazine’s article, “A Byte of Prevention.” The article discusses the partnership between Clean Hands ̵...

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How Gamification Increases Hand Hygiene Performance

Gamification – the process of adding games to a task to encourage participation and enhance motivation – can effectively boost all kinds of healthy behaviors, including hand hygiene. Since Nick Pelling, a computer programmer, coined the term “g...

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Sustainable Change for Healthcare Hand Hygiene is a Process

If achieving excellent hand hygiene rates resulted from simply purchasing and installing an electronic monitoring system, every hospital in America would already own a high-tech system. The upfront investment would quickly be offset by decreased heal...

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Why Individual Data is the Key to Hand Hygiene Excellence

If you want excellent performance, you need data that can be attributed to an individual. This applies to many areas across healthcare improvement not just hand hygiene Group interventions and aggregate reports are a great place to start, but they ca...

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It’s Time to Tackle 3 Persistent Hand Hygiene Myths

You know that hand hygiene decreases the risk of infection. Your staff knows that as well. And yet, if your facility is like most, your hand hygiene rates remain lower than you’d like. As noted in a 2020 article in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, r...

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3 Reasons Direct Observation Costs More Than You Think

Direct observation of hand hygiene seems like it should be the most cost-effective strategy to monitor, report, and improve staff adherence to hand hygiene protocols. After all, pen and paper (or WiFi-connected tablets and smartphones) are cheap and ...

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Real-Time Interventions: The Best Way to Sustain Hand Hygiene Improvement

A few months ago, we shared some startling data. Despite the fact that hand hygiene is being talked about more than ever, healthcare providers are not cleaning their hands more during COVID-19, in fact, many are cleaning their hands less. In case you...

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Dr. Chris Hermann featured on Outcomes Rocket with Saul Marquez

ATLANTA, GA – October 21, 2020 – Clean Hands – Safe Hands founder Dr. Chris Hermann was recently featured on the podcast “Outcomes Rocket” hosted by Saul Marquez. From Outcomes Rocket: While handwashing has always been part of basi...

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3 COVID-19 Takeaways and Tips

The United States has been battling COVID-19 for a year now, and one thing has become clear: COVID is going to have a lasting impact. From healthcare facilities to local businesses and schools, everyone is scrambling to adapt to the new normal. As wi...

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Gloves: A Substitute for Hand Hygiene or a Dangerous False Sense of Security?

There is a common and widespread misconception that wearing gloves is an adequate protection from COVID-19. This disturbing trend is everywhere. From patient rooms in hospitals to the produce aisle of the grocery store, in addition to masks, many peo...

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