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New hand hygiene website

16 Nov 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES New website promotes hand hygiene patient safety message

Pillow case colour helps reduce infection

22 Oct 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

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.

Hospital privacy curtains laden with germs

26 Sep 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

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.

Nurses key to health quality and safety

11 May 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

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.

World Hand Hygiene Day - Clean Hands Save Lives

5 May 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

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.