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Meal-time patient hand hygiene initiative shows promise

The recently launched meal-time patient hand hygiene initiative at Quinte Health Care (QHC) is having amazing results. The number of patients contracting antibiotic resistant...

All hands on deck when it comes to hand hygiene improvement

Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required to...

Hand hygiene matters at Sunnybrook

Seeing is believing. Germs can’t readily be seen on hands and surfaces but when hand hygiene is not top-of-mind, hospitals have undoubtedly seen related...

Championing Infection Prevention and Control at Runnymede

According to Public Health Ontario, over 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired in hospital at any time. In Canada, it is estimated...

Hands up! Patients speak up about what they need for...

The Infection Control Team at Providence Care always talks about hand hygiene with patients. It is their job to increase awareness and prevention of...

Hygiene for little hands: Helping Children’s Hospital patients stay healthy

It was standing room only June 27th in the Family Waiting Room on B6 when Children’s Hospital launched a customized hand washing campaign intended...

Markdale Hospital reduces 0utbreaks, increases hand hygiene compliance as part of...

A year and a half ago, Grey Bruce Health Service’s Markdale hospital experienced their third outbreak of the hospital- associated superbug known as methicillin-resistant...

Film fesitval raises awareness about hand hygiene

A film about three women with a no-nonsense approach to making sure people practice proper hand hygiene is the big winner at Rouge Valley...

Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand hygiene rates

With awareness regarding hospital-based infection rates on the rise, it is now more important than ever for health-care workers to clean their hands at...

Patient Safety Advocates are good news for quality care

“Having worked at several hospitals – both large and small, urban and rural – and since coming to Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), I have...

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