Friday, December 3, 2010

Hospitals Should Not Be The Cause Of Infection

Having worked in the healthcare industry myself and knowing many who still do, when I was contacted to share the following information with you I jumped at the chance.  Even if you don't work in the healthcare industry this information is important for you to know too!

The following information provided by http://hiawatchnews.com a program of Kimberly-Clark:

Earlier this year, the Department of Health & Human Services released its annual report on the quality of health care Americans receive. While there have been some improvements, hospitals still have work to do to put an end to the ongoing - but solvable - problem of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs).

Caregivers and other healthcare professionals know steps need to be taken to protect patients from HAIs, but it will take strong leadership to make the changes necessary to reduce the likelihood of these life-threatening infections. To help achieve this goal, Kimberly-Clark Health Care launched "Not on My Watch" (www.haiwatch.com), a website that provides tools and information to help facilities eliminate HAIs.
http://haiwatchnews.com/

Also* Kimberly-Clark will match all year-end gifts to the AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses)  Foundation made by AORN members up to $20,000. All donations will be used to support education, research and patient safety initiatives.

I hope you will take time to watch this under 2 minute video.

2 comments:

  1. Info like this is really important, thanks for taking the time to help make people aware!

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  2. I know... I had surgery last Monday and was a little on the nervous side after I have heard in the last year all the issues of infections people got while AT the hospital. Fortuantely everyone who worked on me and while in recovery were extra good with hand washing and such. I hope they get a handle on this

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