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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New study highlights urgent need for office hand hygiene

You could call it White Collar Grime – after all, the dirty hands, desks, doorknobs and restrooms in U.S. offices “steal” some $260 billion from American businesses annually, in the form of health-related losses. The sixth-annual Hygiene and Health Report, (conducted by a global leader in workplace and public hygiene expertise, along with the United […]

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The ROI of Having an Effective Hand Hygiene Program at Work

We’ve all seen the signs in restaurants: “Employees must wash their hands before returning to work.” But what about other environments — especially offices and other workplaces, where most of us spend more of our waking hours than anywhere else? After all, offices, from desktops to doorknobs, are rife with the germs that make employees […]

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The 5 Keys to Building a Better School

Reading, writing and arithmetic no longer fulfills the breadth of knowledge children need to succeed. Similarly, as technology and society evolve, so does our understanding of what a good educational facility really offers. In order to provide students with the tools they need and the proper environment to thrive, consider these five key components: 1. […]

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How to Choose the Right Soap for Your Business

With the arrival of spring comes a new challenge for business owners across the country. While it’s easy to assume cold and flu season disappears with the snow, employees and building guests are still susceptible – and carriers! – for bacteria, allergens and viruses. Studies show that the flu doesn’t just affect those left coughing […]

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Strengthening Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance Programs

When training hospital staff, it’s easy to overlook one of the most fundamental disease prevention practices due to its simplicity. While most Americans begin learning to wash their own hands as toddlers, as adults in the health care industry, they must pay special attention to this safety precaution in an effort to protect their patients. […]

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Fist Bump vs. Hand Shake – Which is Most Hygienic?

The fist bump. Considered one of the only equal nonverbal gestures in the world, it went viral in 2008 when President Barack Obama casually fist-bumped his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, during his presidential campaign. But along with the gesture’s novelty, fist bumps are being hailed as the cleanest of nonverbal expressions. As the public […]

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Inside Tips for Keeping Hospital Cafeterias Sanitary

With many high-touch surfaces and the constant flow of visitors, “cafeteria” can often mean “bacteria.” The importance of cleaning and sanitizing is compounded when it comes to health care facilities, due to the nature of the environment. Whether at a hospital, clinic or another setting, the following tips can help ensure your dining hall minimizes […]

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