This week celebrates World Hand Hygiene! After the horror of dealing with coronavirus this past year, hand hygiene has been magnified worldwide. Everyone learned how to wash their hands efficiently and to wash OFTEN.
Along with good hand hygiene, healthcare systems are looking to enhance their infection prevention programs. They realize good hand hygiene is not enough when it comes to airborne transmissible viruses. Healthcare facilities had already begun to add UV-C technology and other innovative ways to augment the fight against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), but COVID-19 accelerated these efforts.