In the practice of infection control, there has been little debate on the value of healthcare workers (HCWs) cleaning their hands as an effort to decrease healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This Whitepaper will examine the potential role of the patient in preventing the spread of HAIs.
Review studies on pathogen presence on patient hands and in the patient environment.
HCWs evaluation of patient hand hygiene importance.
About the Author
Jane Kirk is the Healthcare Clinical Manager for GOJO Industries, and is responsible for bringing the clinical perspective to the Acute Care and Long-Term Care Businesses.
GOJO Industries, Inc.
GOJO Industries, Inc., the inventors of PURELL®, is committed to improving the well-being of patients and healthcare workers. Together with infection prevention professionals, we're reducing infection rates and improving patient outcomes. With our leadership brands PURELL®, and PROVON®, we are focused on bringing innovative hand hygiene products, smart dispensing solutions and behavior-based compliance-building programs to market that help reduce the spread of infections and improve hand hygiene compliance.