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Save Lives: Clean Your Hands
May 5, 2019, is celebrated as “
World Hand Hygiene Day
.” Join the IPRO ESRD Network Team in celebrating “Clean Hands Count” at your facility.
The Clean Hands Count Campaigns seeks to:
Improve healthcare provider adherence to CDC hand hygiene
Address the myths and misconceptions about hand hygiene
Empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands
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Most germs that cause serious infections in healthcare are spread by people’s actions. Hand hygiene is a great way to prevent infections.
Healthcare providers should clean their hands before and after every patient contact to protect themselves as well as their patients from infections (CDC, 2017). Below are resources from:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)