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October 16-22 is International Infection Prevention Week

This week is International Infection Prevention Week. In recognition of this event, we are highlighting our Hand Hygiene video, by Debra Morrow RN, BSN, CCRN.

The number one intervention for preventing the spread of infectious agents in healthcare settings is careful hand hygiene by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers. It is estimated that 80% of the transmission of infectious agents in the healthcare setting is by the hands of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers. This video provides some of the research regarding hand hygiene, covers best practices in hand hygiene, and provides strategies to improve hand hygiene compliance.



The Hand Hygiene video is also available in a guided learning pathway, with associated questions to test your knowledge of hand hygiene.  Other OPENPediatrics videos on infection control include:

To learn more about infection prevention, please visit the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology website.