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Empowering Patients is Critical to Decreasing HAIs

Abstract Hand hygiene is the best method to prevent the transmission of infections. Hand hygiene for hospitalized patients sounds obvious – something that should be...

Evaluation of Hand Disinfection using the Semmelweis System

Disclosures: Dr. Tamás Haidegger is a co-founder and CEO of HandInScan. The remaining authors of this report and InfectionControl.tips declare no conflict of interest with the following research. Editor...

Clean Water, Air, Hands and Surface Lower HAIs

Abstract: Effective infection control programs must deal with all environmental sources and modes of transmission that lead to the negative effects of microbes on materials....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Liberia: Dangerous Soap Slurry to Clever Drying Hooks

Abstract: According to the Centers for Disease Control, proper hand washing, with soap and clean running water, is the single most effective way to prevent...

Is the Flu (or another bug) on Your Menu Today?

Everyone loves a great meal–especially when someone else is cooking, serving and doing all your dishes!  We love to dine out and do it...

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...