July 28, 2021

Clean hands can help to fight antibiotic resistance

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WHO is urging health professionals globally to remember that hand hygiene and infection prevention and control more generally are key weapons in the fight against antibiotic-resistance.jpgantibiotic resistance. About 70% of health care workers globally do not routinely practice hand hygiene, and as little as 50% of surgical teams comply with hand hygiene best practice throughout a surgical patient’s hospital stay. The result can be antibiotic-resistant infections that cause serious illness and death

According to WHO, about 70% of health care workers globally do not routinely practice hand hygiene, and as little as 50% of surgical teams comply with hand hygiene best practice throughout a surgical patient’s hospital stay, adding that the result can be antibiotic-resistant infections that cause serious illness and death.

WHO says 1 in 10 patients get an infection while receiving care, more than 50% of surgical site infections can be antibiotic-resistant, and that effective infection prevention and control reduces health care-associated infections by at least 30%.

 

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