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Clean Hands Count Campaign

Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments)
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May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day. The Clean Hands Count Campaign will offer a new education course and promotional video for healthcare providers. The Clean Hands Count campaign aims to:

  • Improve healthcare provider adherence to CDC hand hygiene recommendations
  • Address the myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene
  • Empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands
No matter where you treat patients, clean hands count. Your hand hygiene affects patients wherever they go...
 
Did you know...?

 

Studies show that some healthcare providers practice hand hygiene less than half of the times they should. Healthcare providers might need to clean their hands as many as 100 times per 12-hour shift, depending on the number of patients and intensity of care.
 
HOW TO ENGAGE YOUR PATIENTS:
Make hand hygiene a topic of conversation with your patients.

ADDRESS HAND HYGIENE BEFORE YOU BEGIN CARE
Explain how and why you clean your hands before, after, and sometimes during patient care.

DISCUSS AND ACT
Let your patients know it’s OK to ask you about hand hygiene. They might request that you clean your hands. Put them at ease and clean your hands for them! Discuss how and why patients should also clean their hands.

THANK THEM FOR BEING ENGAGED IN THEIR CARE

 

This material was developed by CDC. The Clean Hands Count Campaign is made possible by a partnership between the CDC Foundation and GOJO.

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