Hand hygiene in Australia


Intravenous news: Australia’s World Health Organization infectious disease expert and Director of Hand Hygiene Australia has urged all health professionals to improve infection control and save lives by adopting the new National Hand Hygiene Initiative.
The world-first Initiative is based on award-winning Australian research that shows using alcohol-based hand rub is the single-most effective way to prevent and control bloodstream infections, such as golden staph.

“This simple 15-second hand rub routine has the potential to save the lives of 1,500 Australians a year,” explains Professor Lindsay Grayson, Director of Hand Hygiene Australia.”

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Click here for the Hand Hygiene Australia webpage.

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