Is that difficult to change behavior?Listen to a TEDx Talk on efforts to fight HAI from epidemiologist Prof. Didier Pettit, director of the Infection Control Programme, External Lead of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Patient Safety Challenge “Clean Care is Safer Care” and African Partnerships for Patient Safety.
Clean hands save lives – the book
Every year hospital-related infections kill 16 million patients. A Swiss doctor is reducing these numbers by half thanks to a very simple procedure: disinfecting hands using alcohol-based handrubs. We owe the existence of this procedure to Professor Didier Pittet, who has revolutionized the fight against nosocomial illnesses. Continue reading