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Patient Hand Hygiene: The missing link in preventing Hospital Acquired Infections?

Abstract: Hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) are a major threat to patient safety and there is substantial evidence that good hand hygiene reduces the transmission of...
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Hand Hygiene Compliance Auditing Does Not Work

Abstract: In 2009 the World Health Organization began marketing compliance auditing of the “Five Moments for Hand Hygiene” in an effort to improve the hand...
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Hand Hygiene at Home and School

Abstract Infectious diseases continue to be a health challenge and economic burden within our communities.  Though effective hand hygiene education is critical, there has been...
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Show Me Your Hands: Hand Hygiene Myths and Facts

Abstract: The use of hand sanitizers is ubiquitous in public places all over the United States.  Although this promotes better hand hygiene, improper use renders many...
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Building a Career In Infection Prevention: Jomcy’s Story

Abstract: The author of the following article discusses her path to building a career in Infection Prevention and Control.  Through volunteer opportunities, job shadowing and...
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Local Production of Alcohol Based Hand Rubs (ABHR) in Nigeria – The Way of...

Abstract: In the Nigerian healthcare space there has been increasing awareness and moves towards effective hand hygiene practice in healthcare facilities. As healthcare managers seek to...
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Hand Hygiene Nigeria: Implementation Lessons

Abstract: Infection prevention and control in health care settings in Nigeria is still very poor. Improvement in hand hygiene is fundamental to patient safety and...
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Nigeria: Hand Hygiene after Pandemics

Abstract: Last year, Nigeria observed how an existential threat from the Ebola pandemic reinforced people’s attitude towards hand hygiene – a strongly held idea and...