Hand Hygiene Even More Important in the Post-COVID-19 Era

August 4, 2020

Healthcare facilities must sustain the gains achieved during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.

Facilities can employ the concepts of behavioral change, including informal leaders — people within a work area who are respected and seen as individuals who can be trusted and followed — social pressures, cultural norms and  personal feedback. 

To enact social change — including hand hygiene habits — only about 25 percent of a group needs to adopt the change to  move the entire group forward.

Hand hygiene has always been key preventing the spread of infection — including COVID-19. But for decades, studies have found that healthcare workers do not practice proper hand hygiene. COVID-19 may change that, according to an earlier Infection Control Today article.

Read the full Infection Control Today article.

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