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Hand hygiene resources

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hand Hygiene Saves Lives View video, download, order CD from Premier SafetyStore

Podcast - Patient Admission Video
 

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CHICA - Canada

Community And Hospital Infection Control Association - Canada
Links to posters, educational teaching aids, hand hygiene procedures and more.

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Hand hygiene measurement and bench marking program

McGuckin Methods International (MMI) offers an evidence-based program for increasing and sustaining hand hygiene in any healthcare facility for both in-patient and out-patient sites. For more information or to view sample monthly reports and patient empowerment materials, go to Hand Hygiene Reports or send an email to Dr. Maryanne McGuckin.

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Henry The Hand - Champion Handwasher

This Web site uses music, cartoons, coloring books, posters and other materials to engage children and families to promote handwashing and good hygiene habits, such as, not coughing on hands or touching your eyes.

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Joint Commission - 2009 Hand hygiene compliance guide

The Joint Commission has released a guide to help health care practitioners assess compliance with hand hygiene guidelines, "Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges". The monograph includes examples of assessment tools submitted through the Consensus Measurement in Hand Hygiene project collaboration with infection prevention and control organizations. The monograph is intended to broaden understanding of the issues and provide practical solutions for strengthening measurement and improvement activities.

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Mayo Clinic

Multiple materials including tips on hand washing "Do's and Don'ts"

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Minnesota Department of Health - Hand Hygiene

This site provides tips for basic hand hygiene, teaching hand hygiene in schools, materials for food handlers and professionals, posters and other print materials.

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New England Journal of Medicine - Hand Hygiene Video

This  peer-reviewed educational video demonstrates procedural techniques performed by experienced physicians. Video also includes a PDF summary of the procedure that is useful for teaching or reference.

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Safe Care Campaign

The goal of the Safe Care Campaign is to help prevent healthcare- and community-acquired infections through awareness, education and better practices and its Web site has a full spectrum of materials , including streaming videos on hand hygiene. The campaign was formed by Victoria and Armando Nahum after three members of their family developed healthcare-associated infections, including their son who died of his infection.

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University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

Interactive site that describes a successful program for hand hygiene compliance in graphic presentations including tools, posters, literature and more. The site describes a hand hygiene program in Switzerland using primarily alcohol-based hand rubs. Go to:

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WHO Hand hygiene guidelines 2009

WHO - World Alliance for Patient Safety continues to promote its Global Patient Safety Challenge initiated in 2005 - 2006. "Clean Care is Safer Care." The final version of the comprehensive hand hygiene guidelines were tested in all global regions before being finalized.

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