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Breaking News: Handwashing Saves Lives

We have said many times that handwashing makes a difference in stopping hospital acquired infections. Like us, President Obama acknowledges the importance of hand hygiene to prevent illness.

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About…Hygiene

Here’s one thing you might not know: On average, doctors and nurses clean their hands between patients only 50% of the time.

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The “Duh” Factor — What’s So Hard About Saving Lives?

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found that only eight state hospital associations even gather comprehensive information about the rate of central-line-associated bloodstream infections (among the most common types of hospital-acquired infections).

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