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May 5, 2020


​STOP! Clean Your Hands Day takes place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Upcoming theme and campaign activities will be announced soon.

More information about infection prevention and control is available on the World Health Organization’s website

Here's a brief overview of STOP! Clean Your Hands Day in 2019

The theme: #CleanCareConversations

Learn how to start a compassionate clean care conversation with your healthcare provider, patient, or colleague with our activities this year.

Whether you're a patient, visitor, provider, or worker in a healthcare setting – cleaning your hands is one of the best ways to prevent infection. Clean care saves lives.

Every year, 220,000 Canadian patients (approximately one in nine) develop a hospital-acquired infection during their stay in hospital, and an estimated 8,000 of those patients will lose their lives.

Clean Care Conversations Webinar

Register for our webinar on May 6 to learn how to promote clean care with your patients and colleagues. Moderated by The Germ Guy, Jason Tetro, this webinar includes Prince Edward Island's medical microbiologist and infectious disease consultant, Dr. Greg German, and Saskatchewan Patients for Patient Safety Canada patient partner, Carmen Stephens. Healthcare providers and administrators will learn how to introduce clean care conversations with patients and their families, engaging the public in ways to prevent healthcare-acquired infections.

Special feature of PATIENT Podcast

Download a special new episode of our award-winning PATIENT Podcast and learn how to start a clean care conversation.

Tip sheets for public and healthcare providers

Download tips on how to start a clean care conversation with your provider.

Download tips on how to start a clean care conversation with your patients.

#CleanCareConversations Quizzes

Do you know how to have a conversation about clean care? Take the quiz and see for yourself!

We have two quizzes this year. One for the public and one for the healthcare providers.

Social media campaign

Show us on social media how you're starting #CleanCareConversations. Share photos of your #STOPCleanYourHandsDay events and activities and of you cleaning your hands. There will be a giveaway of GOJO products based on social media activity. 

#STOPCleanYourHandsDay Facebook Frame

To add a frame to your Facebook Page's profile picture:

1. Log into your Facebook account

2. Follow Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) on Facebook:

3. Go to this link:

4. In the search box, type this frame name to find it: #STOPCleanYourHandsDay Frame

5. Choose the frame and click use as profile picture

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