This is the story of a man whose ideas could have saved a lot of lives and spared countless numbers of women and newborns’ feverish and agonizing deaths. You’ll notice I said “could have.” The year was 1846, and our would-be hero was a Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis. Semmelweis was a man of his time, according to Justin Lessler, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Continue reading
Hand hygiene technique
“Until recently, scientific literature was scant with regard to hand hygiene technique. CDC and WHO guidelines provide general guidance on technique and recommend that manufacturer guidance be followed for volume of hand hygiene product used and contact time of product.