Hygiene guide for re-opening long term care facilities to visitors

Tips to safely welcome back visitors to long term care facilities

The staff and five million residents of long term care (LTC) facilities are among those most vulnerable to COVID-19. As long term care facilities prepare to reopen to visitors, raising awareness of hygiene behaviors and reinforcing hygiene routines can help everyone be safer. Importance of visitors for LTC residents Prolonged physical separation and isolation from […]

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Essity Power of Handwashing podcast

Podcast: Power of Handwashing

Positive messages about handwashing are working. Data shows that 68% of us have changed the way we wash our hands because of COVID-19.1  Learn about the importance and history of handwashing by listening to Essity’s podcast episode: Power of Hands. Handwashing: A moment in history This story is always relevant, but it’s also steeped in history. […]

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how to improve hand sanitizer use in healthcare

High- and low-tech improvements to healthcare hand hygiene

Hand hygiene is, of course, a well-established healthcare essential, and one of the keys to keeping healthcare staff safe at work during COVID-19. With healthcare workers (HCWs) facing unprecedented time demands providing care, it may not, however, be realistic to expect them to maintain a sufficient clean-hands regimen without special assistance. Fortunately, there are a […]

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infection control and hygiene healthcare

A hands-on look at infection control in healthcare

It’s clear that infection control is a critical concern for healthcare facilities. What isn’t clear is why so few facilities take an adequate approach to what the Centers for Disease control has long promoted as the best means of preventing the spread of infection: hand hygiene. Research shows that 80% of infections are caused by […]

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