Wrong Hand Hygiene Practice

Recently we discussed why healthcare-workers (HCW) should not wear rings, watches, long-, polished-, or artificial nails during patient care. Are these suggestions well known among HCW and patients? Continue reading

Better hand hygiene through humiliation

As doctors and nurses move through hospitals, they aren’t the only ones making rounds—hitching a ride on their hands are dangerous bacteria that can lead to infections ranging from antibiotic-resistant staph to norovirus. According to the CDC, healthcare-related infections affected nearly 650,000 Americans and led to about 75,000 deaths in 2011 alone. Continue reading