Friday, May 20, 2016

Clean Hands Count!

Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics and are becoming difficult, if not impossible, to treat. 

On average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should. On any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.

The CDC has released a new "Clean Hands Count" campaign urging healthcare professionals, patients, and patients' loved ones to prevent healthcare-associated infections by keeping their hands clean

Visit to learn more and download the clean hands count fact sheet!

Please distribute widely within your organization for healthcare providers.

Do you have an upcoming training that might benefit from Infection Prevention and/or Injection Safety materials and/or guest speakers? 

Please contact Alana Cilwick (303.692.2727) or Injection Safety Coordinator at CDPHE.