Hand Hygiene

Proper hand hygiene is the number one way to prevent the spread of infection. Everyone—healthcare professionals, patients, residents, families, and volunteers—should clean their hands thoroughly and at appropriate times to prevent the spread of disease.

Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance with Innovative Technology and Increased Accountability

Hand hygiene compliance continues to be a challenge in U.S. hospitals, yet it is still the most effective way to...

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Advancing the profession: An updated future-oriented competency model for professional development

Learn how the APIC Competency Model Revision Task Force developed a revised competency model. The focus of the Competency Model...

Hand Hygiene Indications & Product Placement Guide for Intraoperative Settings

Hand hygiene in the perioperative setting is unique due to the multiple hand hygiene products used for different purposes. An...

The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Hands

Skin irritation is often cited as a barrier to hand hygiene compliance. Lack of awareness of the true causes of...

Want to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance? Stop Focusing on Changing Behavior and Start Building Meaningful Relationships

Hand hygiene improvements have traditionally focused on changing behavior of frontline healthcare workers. This presents a challenge for the Infection ...

Success Story: Using Prevantics® to reduce CLABSIs

In this video we interview Marty Cooney, a distinguished Manager of Infection Control at a large community hospital. Marty discusses...

All Hands On Deck

To help reduce the spread of preventable infections and to empower clinical staff, visitors and patients to play an active...

Get Your Hands Dirty!

When it comes to infection prevention in healthcare environments, there is no simpler or more effective way to prevent the...

CEU eligible – It’s time to move on: Why we need to stop relying on direct observation and embrace Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring as the new gold standard

Healthcare has been using the current gold standard for hand hygiene compliance monitoring, direct observation, for decades. The status quo ...