Health and Wellness

CDC Reminds Health Workers That Clean Hands Count

A new campaign urges healthcare professionals to work to prevent potentially deadly infections by keeping their hands clean. Nurses and others know the importance of handwashing, don’t they? Keep reading to learn the surprising facts.

Although hand contact is known to be a primary way germs spread in medical facilities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says some healthcare professionals don’t follow hand hygiene recommendations and that, on average, healthcare workers clean their hands less than half the times they should.

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