In the war to prevent hospital-acquired infections, nurses are better about washing their hands than doctors, a new study found.
Despite widespread evidence that alcohol-based hand rub is the cheapest and most effective way to prevent infection, the World Health Organization says poor hand hygiene remains the cause of millions of infections every year and leads to hundreds of thousands of deaths.
“As resistance to antibiotics and other key medicines becomes more common, it is more essential than ever to reduce the number of avoidable infections in hospital,” said Edward Kelley, coordinator of the patient safety program at WHO. “The best way of reducing the number of people contracting antimicrobial resistant infections is to protect them from cross-transmission of germs through healthcare workers’ hands in the first place.”
Read more: FierceHealthcare
Contact: MKK â€“ Attorneys at Law: 1-877-NJLAW4U