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Data becomes key in promoting proper hand hygiene

Date: Mon 19th March 2018

One of the most basic and easy tasks could be the best defense against the spread of healthcare-associated infections: hand hygiene.

Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers, on average, wash their hands less than half as often as they should.

Research shows there are many reasons why a healthcare worker doesn't follow proper hand-hygiene protocols.

The worker might have too many items in their hands when he or she walks into a patient's room. A sanitary dispenser or a hand-washing station might not be readily available before the staff member interacts with a patient. And sometimes a worker might simply forget.

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