US Hospitals Launch Hand Hygiene Campaign

4 November 2009 (Last Updated November 4th, 2009 18:30)

Hospitals in the US state of Maryland have launched a state-wide campaign to promote hand hygiene with the aim of preventing healthcare-associated infections. The Maryland Hospital Hand Hygiene Collaborative provides an opportunity for hospitals to share best practices, improve hand hyg

Hospitals in the US state of Maryland have launched a state-wide campaign to promote hand hygiene with the aim of preventing healthcare-associated infections.

The Maryland Hospital Hand Hygiene Collaborative provides an opportunity for hospitals to share best practices, improve hand hygiene efforts already in progress and use standard data to show results.

The programme, being led by The Maryland Patient Safety Center, will use a $100,000 federal stimulus fund.