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.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology, occupants who work in an open-plan office have significantly more days of sickness absence than occupants in cellular offices. Absenteeism can consume as much as 22 percent of an organization’s payroll. Seasonal influenza results in about three to five million cases of severe illness annually.
In order to keep an open-concept office space healthy and free of germs, it’s important to enforce hygiene at all times and take precautions. Learn more in this new blog article.