37 000 patients in Europe are dying from direct consequences of HAI (Hospital Acquired Infections)
and it is estimated that 20 to 30% of these infections in Europe are preventable with hygiene control and programs. One aspect of HAI prevention is hand hygiene – one of the simplest infection prevention measures in a healthcare setting. Unfortunately, it is estimated that hand hygiene practices are only followed by healthcare workers 40% of the time.
On 5 May WHO is celebrating the World Hand Hygiene day to fight against HAI and Ecolab is participating in this campaign
Why 5 May?
Every healthcare worker is required to disinfect their hands according to the 5 moments for Hand Hygiene, for example before or after touching a patient. May 5th is a strong reminder about the 5 moments for hand hygiene (5/5).
What are Ecolab plans for this year?