Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wash your hands

Sink cat says: "Do it anyway!"

Dr. Dan provided our annual infection control report to our Medical Executive Committee recently. I was pleased to see that our nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections dropped by about 50% over the last year. Through a team effort, we have instituted some simple handwashing-enforcement techniques along with precaution signs cautioning all to wear gowns and/or gloves as indicated prior to entering a patient's room while he or she is in isolation.

We have not achieved our ultimate goal of zero nosocomial infections but have made great strides. It is a true journey towards excellence.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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