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Hospital hand hygiene rates may be worse than reported

UNSW medical researchers have found that hand hygiene rates in hospital staff drop sharply when humans undertaking compliance monitoring are […]

The ‘wicked problem’ of hospital handwashing

It sounds like a simple task: how do you make sure that health care workers in hospitals wash their hands? […]

Hospital hand-washing campaign effective but expensive

The National Hand Hygiene Initiative run in Australian hospitals successfully reduced risks of a potentially deadly and costly-to-treat ‘golden staph’ […]

Transient microorganisms (hands)

Transient microorganisms are bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microscopic organisms that contaminate the hands when they are dirty. Unlike resident […]

Resident microorganisms (hands)

Resident microorganisms are healthy bacteria and other microscopic organisms that live on the skin of the hands and play a […]
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Hand hygiene technique: Hand washing with soap and water

This article explains the correct technique to wash your hands, an easy and effective way to prevent the spread of infection.