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A Multipronged Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene

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A multipronged hand hygiene program that includes a multimedia communications campaign, education, leadership engagement, environment modification, team performance measurement, and feedback appears to be associated with significant and sustained increases in hand hygiene practices among various types of healthcare professionals. Following implementation of the program and maintaining it consistently for 20 months, the Johns Hopkins University analysis reported a two-fold increase in overall hand hygiene compliance.

Abstract: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, February 2012.

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  1. infection control is extremely important but too few people are aware of its importance these days and hence there are constant outbreaks in public places like hospitals, school and offices. I attended an exhibition recently in the UK called the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and found a very clever and interesting new infection control product that could help. It was from a company called Pure Hold (http://www.purehold.co.uk) and was a hygiene door handle automatically dispenses alcohol hand gel onto the users hand, helping to prevent the spread of infections like MRSA, CDiff and Norovirus (as well as the common cold). It was developed for hospitals and toilet door handles to improve hand hygiene and reduce cross contamination and could be a fantastic alternative to wall mounted hand gel which too few people use

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