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This Process Reduces HAIs by 75%
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This Process Reduces HAIs by 75%

There’s no question that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a challenge for medical facilities. All major agencies agree that proper hand hygiene is the cornerstone of infection control. But how can you improve your hospital’s hand hygiene? Clean Hands – Safe Hands uses a systematic, six phase process that leverages technology to drive behavioral change and deliver value to hospitals along the journey to HAI reduction. It has more than tripled hand hygiene performance rates in many hospitals across

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APIC 2017
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Hand Hygiene Solutions Attract Attention at APIC

For Clean Hands – Safe Hands, APIC 2017 brought new energy and inspiration to our team. We met so many Infection Control professionals that share our passion for reducing HAIs. This year, more than previously, everyone agreed that direct observation doesn’t work. We’ve written about this before, but it’s not just us – multiple studies have shown that direct observation can overstate compliance rates by up to 300%.[1] With direct observation falling from favor, APIC attendees were more

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Bucking the Status Quo to Reduce HAIs
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Bucking the Status Quo to Reduce HAIs

There are no quick fixes for Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). Hand hygiene is the cornerstone for reducing HAIs, but improving those practices is not an easy task for hospitals, especially for those that continue to use traditional methods. The importance of hand hygiene was established over 170 years ago—yet, in many respects, we keep trying the same things without much success. Sometimes you have to let go of status quo. Currently, the most common approach to reducing hand

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