Here is our annual round-up of the top 3 hand hygiene, infection prevention and food safety articles featured in the Deb Group Blog in 2016. Last year we published 49 articles and our global audience increased significantly, since we started back in 2012. Thank you very much to our readers and contributors for helping to make hands matter - every day! Here are the top 5 hand hygiene articles based on number of views.
3. Can the ‘Yuck Factor’ Motivate People to Wash their Hands? Be honest. Have you ever neglected to wash your hands after using the washroom? Unfortunately, 1 in every 5 people you meet did just that.
Sure germs are gross, but since you cannot see them, many neglect to see the urgency of hand hygiene. Turns out, only 5% of people who use washrooms actually wash their hands long enough to kill the germs that cause infections. Read more...
2. Top 3 Infection Prevention Tips for the Movies Crowded. That was the first thing I noticed when my family and I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens over the holidays. As we moved through the busy theatre with popcorn in hand to our seats, it struck me just how many people were packed together – at least, a couple hundred. By the time the preshow started, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. Read more...
1. Inaccurate Hand Hygiene Compliance Rates Challenged The debate of whether healthcare professionals are keeping their hands clean enough made it all the way to the House of Commons in the United Kingdom recently. The issue is that some UK hospitals are reporting hand hygiene compliance rates as high as 100% though independent studies show the real numbers can be as low as 18%. Read more...
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