Mark your calendar to celebrate Stop! Clean Your Hands Day! on Monday, May 6, 2013. The third annual national event coincides with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global event, “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.”
Register before Friday, April 19, 2013 and you will receive a free package of materials to help your organization promote optimal hand hygiene. Additional promotional items are available for purchase at the Stop! Clean Your Hands online store.
Visit www.handhygiene.ca for ideas, tools and resources to plan a successful event for your organization. The website also is your link to a hand hygiene self-assessment tool and an online education module.
We want to hear how your organization is improving hand hygiene. Enter the What’s Your Hand In It? competition to tell us about your approach to hand hygiene. We will spread your work across the country so that other organizations can learn from it and improve patient safety in their own facilities. Five organizations will be invited to pitch their idea for this “Dragon’s Den” style competition at a webinar on May 6th. Watch for more information on the webinar at www.handhygiene.ca
Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to stop the spread of infection. Raise your clean hands and celebrate Stop! Clean Your Hands Day.