Keeping hand hygiene high on the patient safety agenda

Stone, Sheldon; Kontowski, Graziella; Gallagher, Rose; Storr, Julie; Teare, Louise
May 2013
BMJ: British Medical Journal;5/11/2013, Vol. 346 Issue 7907, p6
Academic Journal
The authors note that the World Health Organization's (WHO's) annual global hand hygiene day held 5 May 2013 asked hospitals to focus on hand hygiene monitoring and feedback. They discuss the importance of hand hygiene monitoring and highlight the objectives and achievements of the Independent Alliance of Patient and Health Care Workers for Hand Hygiene, which aims to ensure that all healthcare workers observe a high standard of hand hygiene based on best available evidence.


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