Canadian Health Care – Ask a Nurse to wash her hands
A recent initiative by Alberta Health Services (AHS) is increasing infection control awareness among workers and patients alike at AHS health facilities. We found an article on Newswire.ca educating patients and staff alike about this new initiative that is working to reduce infections that are associated with health care facilities.
This initiative has registered nurses wearing buttons that encourage patients to ask them to clean their hands. It is a simple question that will encourage germ related conversations between patients and nurses. We love the ingenuity behind the buttons because it demonstrates how a simple question can garner dramatic results, improving health care. By simply requesting a health care professional to wash their hands, it will help prevent the spread of infections that are found within health care facilities. We love that the health care staff are embracing this initiative, bring both awareness and improvements of cleanliness.
Below is an excerpt from the article, and demonstrates the effect a simple question can have:
"We know our rates need to improve and we are working on it," says Dr. Mark Joffe, Senior Medical Director for AHS Infection Prevention and Control. "We are already seeing an increase in awareness and improvements in our rates as a result of our provincial and local initiatives. The attention and excitement that these initiatives are creating has got staff talking about it, which will lead to improvements."
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