Experts join to offer guidance on hand hygiene

July 21, 2014

Experts have joined to offer guidance on hand hygiene in healthcare settings, according to an article on the Science Codex website.

The guidance is part of the "Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates" produced in a collaborative effort led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Hospital Association, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and The Joint Commission.

The guidance is featured in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and emphasizes best practices for implementing and optimizing hand hygiene programs to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). 

Suggestions include:

• improving accessibility and acceptability of products

• stressing hand hygiene at critical moments

• measuring progress

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