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Hand Hygiene New Zealand is seeking nominations for its first ever quarterly hand hygiene awards.
CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES New website promotes hand hygiene patient safety message
The colour of pillowcases at hospitals in Canterbury is helping to reduce the risk of infection and at the same time respect Maori cultural values.
Reuters: The privacy curtains that separate care spaces in hospitals and clinics are frequently contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria, researchers said in Chicago this week.
A study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, and reported in the Dominion Post, says blood found its way into nearly 60 percent of gumboots worn by surgery staff in theatre.
The second in the series of Health Quality & Safety Commission factsheets is now available: Infection prevention and control.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission says improving infection prevention and control is a priority for the health sector.
Nurses are at the forefront of quality and safety issues in health care settings, and are quality improvement leaders within the clinical team, says Dr Janice Wilson, Chief Executive of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission says World Hand Hygiene Day is a timely reminder of the importance of clean hands in combating healthcare-acquired infections.