World Hand Hygiene Day - 5th May 2015
From Didier Pittet at WHO:
The Hand Hygiene day on the 5th of May is approaching.
However, this year is different. 2015 is the 10th anniversary of the WHO Clean Care is Safe Care program and we would like you to help us commemorate this day.
We are simply asking you to participate to the #safeHANDS campaign by taking your photo using WHO #safeHANDS board and posting it on the website (see below) or on the social media Twitter or Instagram to remind the world that hand hygiene saves lives. It is as simple as that.
You can also organize a Hand Sanitizing Relay and even beat a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD.
Here are links providing you all information:
Welcome to Hand Hygiene Australia
The National Hand Hygiene Initiative
Health care associated infections (HCAI) are a major and growing issue in the quality and safety of health care, in both the hospital and community settings. HCAIs require urgent national consideration and action.
HCAIs have been nominated as a priority area by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). Improved healthcare worker hand hygiene (HH) is the highest priority area to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections. Reliable indicators of HH compliance are essential, and mechanisms for the wider implementation and monitoring are required.
The purpose of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) is to develop a national approach to improving HH and monitor its effectiveness. This initiative is based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) - World Alliance for Patient Safety campaign – “Clean Care is Safer Care” launched in 2005. On the 5th May 2009 WHO relaunched their campaign as "Save Lives: Clean Your Hands" .
A message from Prof. M. Lindsay Grayson, Director of Hand Hygiene Australia
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