CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog: Clean Hands Stop Germs

Today, on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Laura Buford with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), calls for healthcare professionals to pledge to prevent infections by cleaning their hands in honor of International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW).

Everyone, both healthcare providers and patients, has important roles to play. APIC has created new ‘Clean hands stop germs’ posters, stickers and decals encouraging patients and families to ask their providers questions about hand hygiene.

The American Hospital Association (@AHAHospitals) and APIC (@APIC) will host a Twitter chat focusing on how patients and healthcare providers can work together to reduce healthcare-associated infections on Oct. 21, 2015 at 12 p.m. EDT. The hashtag for the chat is #IIPWChat.

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