Clean Hands Count to Keep Patients Safe from Healthcare Associated Infections

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Janet Glowicz, PhD, RN, Infection Preventionist CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion On any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. Healthcare providers who clean their hands often, provide clean care for their patients and help prevent the spread of germs that can lead to serious infections. This World Hand Hygiene Day, remember: clean care for all – it’s in your hands. Clean hands count:  When you’re healthy, you have the power to make sure your hands are clean. When you’re ill, you count on everyone who is caring for you to clean their