Archive August 2006 VII, No. 8

Infection Prevention

Get Serious About Hand Hygiene

Dan Mayworm, Contributing Editor

It's been four years since the CDC released its standard-setting "Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings." And yet major studies still report lagging compliance rates of just 50 percent - if that. What are healthcare workers' excuses?

New to Outpatient Surgery Magazine?
Sign-up to continue reading this article.
Register Now
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

How We've (Nearly) Eliminated Flashing

The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai went from flashing nearly half of its instruments to hardly any.

Your Guide to Enzymatic Cleaners

A quick introduction to the science behind these bioburden-busters.

Lower the Risk of Joint Infections

5 infection prevention strategies to prevent SSIs in at-risk patients.