Each year the ‘SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands’ campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.
This year the World Health Organization is promoting Hand Hygiene Awareness Day on the 5th of May with a focus on ‘Preventing sepsis in health care’.
Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by dysregulated host response to infection.
and is reported to affect more than 30 million people worldwide every year.
Learn more about Global Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th and download the educational resources.
Think getting infected with E. coli is something that won’t happen to you?
Well here is a recent story about a four-year-old boy who contracted E. coli, along with five other people, after eating at a family restaurant in south Edmonton.
People of all ages can be infected with E. coli, with children and elderly likely to develop more severe symptoms. According to the CDC, about 73,000 people in the U.S. get sick each year from E. coli, and about 60 people die (1999).
Here are some tips from a recent LinkedIN article to help prevent infections from E. coli bacteria.
Everyone could use a helping hand now and then – but sometimes we might be too embarrassed to ask.
That wasn’t the case for this fearless kid who crawled into a stranger’s bathroom stall asking for help to wash his hands.
In the video, which was shot by a teen in a fast food washroom, a small child crawls under a stall door asking for, “someone to help hold him up so he can wash his hands.”
It's great to see this little guy has his priorities straight. He’s a fearless handwashing champion for sure!
Check out these helpful tips on how to teach kids about the importance of hand hygiene.