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A Collaborative Approach to Targeting Zero Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Focus on Hand Hygiene and Environmental Hygiene: A Patient Safety Perspective

In healthcare settings, the majority of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) occur as a result of the contaminated hands of the healthcare provider or patient; the contaminated environmental surfaces that are common in a variety of healthcare settings; or the contaminated skin of the patient. This Whitepaper reviews how hand hygiene and surface hygiene can help reduce the transmission of pathogens.

  • Proper hand hygiene could eliminate up to 70 percent of HAIs
  • Thorough surface cleaning and disinfection can reduce the bacterial load on high-touch surfaces
  • Proper selection and use of an EPA-registered disinfectant is essential to fight HAIs

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