Tag Archives: Hand Hygiene

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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New Data Reveals the Hidden Problem in Hospitals Fighting COVID: Hand Hygiene

August 10, 2020 – Surprising new data has revealed an alarming trend in hospitals fighting COVID. Check out the video below from our founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Hermann to learn what this data has revealed about hand hygiene. Data show that clinici...

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Webinar Featuring Dr. Chris Hermann Available on Demand

ATLANTA, GA – July 23, 2020 – Clean Hands–Safe Hands announced today that its Founder and CEO, Chris Hermann, PhD, MD, appeared in a webinar that is now available on demand. The webinar, entitled “COVID Impact on Hand Hygiene Performance and ...

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The Key to Improving Hand Hygiene Performance During COVID-19

A few weeks ago, we shared some alarming news. Despite the fact that everyone is talking about hand hygiene more than any other point in history, healthcare providers are not washing their hands any more than usual. In fact there is a very consistent...

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What You Need to Know about COVID-19

There is so much information circulating via various media outlets concerning the coronavirus Here’s a quick recap of the scientific information that has been published to date provided by Naomi Smith, M.Sc. of Infectious Diseases and Global Health...

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Preventing Nosocomial Outbreaks of the Novel Coronavirus

Since December 2019, major health organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been closely monitoring an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. The novel c...

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3 Healthcare Trends That May Affect Your Bottom Line in 2020

Which trends will shape healthcare in 2020 and beyond? In the 2010s, the Affordable Care Act, telemedicine and an increasing emphasis on population-centered care shifted the way healthcare organizations provide services. To survive and provide top-no...

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Does Hand Hygiene Performance Drop During the Holidays?

Proper hand hygiene is widely acknowledged as the best way to prevent hospital acquired infections (HAIs) (more on that here), yet so many facilities struggle with it.  One challenge that almost all facilities have to deal with (whether they rea...

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Technology-Assisted Observation Can Improve Hand Hygiene

Healthcare providers know that hand hygiene is key to reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). And yet, despite that knowledge and countless hours of staff education – not to mention investments in cute posters and handwashing systems – ...

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The Impossible Duality of Direct Observation

The Impossible Duality of Direct Observation

Some claim that Direct Observation (D.O.) is the best method to both (A) measure, and (B) change hand hygiene behavior. We assert that D.O. can do one or the other, but not both. (And it does neither particularly effectively, which we’ll get to lat...

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