Guest Post: Not On My Watch

*This is a guest post by Barbara from Kimberly-Clark Healthcare about contracting life-threatening infections in hospitals. I am posting this here because…. well, because of my recent complete mis-trust for hospitals. Not only from my own personal experience during labor, but because of my grandpa’s hospital stay–he passed away in December. I absolutely believe in this message and that many people suffer from this.*

When someone develops an infection at a hospital or other patient care facility that they did not have prior to treatment, this is referred to as a healthcare-associated (sometimes hospital-acquired) infection (HAI). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at any point in time, 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired in hospitals.

As part of an ongoing commitment to quality care and infection prevention, nationwide doctors, nurses, and hospitals are partnering with Kimberly-Clark to deliver continuing education programs on healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention to staff and management Whether you’re a nurse, patient, or visitor , the most effective way to keep HAIs down to a minimum is to wash your hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.

For more information about the Not on My Watch campaign, please take a look at http://www.haiwatch.com

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