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Clean Hands Count: A Story of Success

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Clean Hands Count!

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Hand Hygiene Education in U.S. Healthcare Settings

Clean Hands CountOn any given day, one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent these types of infections. 

To better protect patients from this ongoing problem, the CDC Foundation is partnering with CDC and GOJO to provide hand hygiene educational materials and tools for patients, healthcare providers and caregivers in U.S. healthcare facilities as part of the "Clean Hands Count" campaign. This campaign aims to address myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene, increase hand hygiene adherence among healthcare professionals and empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands. For more information about the campaign, please visit CDC's website.

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Hand Hygiene
Hand Hygiene Education in U.S. Healthcare Settings
Georgia, USA
United States of America
To improve hand hygiene outreach in U.S. healthcare facilities by providing hand hygiene educational materials and tools for patients, healthcare providers and caregivers in U.S. healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and other ambulatory care locations.
GOJO Industries
CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Making Dialysis Safer for Patients

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Making Dialysis Safer for Patients
United States of America
To reduce potentially deadly bloodstream infections in hemodialysis outpatients by targeting patients, healthcare providers and caregivers using evidence-based communications strategies with prevention messages.
Amgen
CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Hand Hygiene Matters

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