Stopping Healthcare-Associated Infections

by Barbara Dunn

November 14th, 2009

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 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 healthcare professional, 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.

Please view the informational video at this link.

For more information please go to the Not on My Watch campaign.

Barbara Dunn was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, worked as an interior designer in Manhattan, then moved to Hawaii where she worked for a production company before moving to Arlington and reinventing herself as a PR executive.