TITLE

Keeping hand hygiene high on the patient safety agenda

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Sheldon; Kontowski, Graziella; Gallagher, Rose; Storr, Julie; Teare, Louise
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal;5/11/2013, Vol. 346 Issue 7907, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
87520579

 

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