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Clean Hands Count

10 May 2016

CDC Launches Clean Hands Count Campaign

Today, World Hand Hygiene Day, CDC has launched a new hand hygiene campaign for healthcare providers, patients, and their loved ones called Clean Hands Count. The campaign aims to:

  • Improve healthcare provider adherence to  CDC hand hygiene recommendations.
  • Address the myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene.
  • Empower patients to play a role in their care by  asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands.

Did you know?

On  average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the  times they should.

Alcohol-based  hand sanitizer is more effective and less drying to the skin than using  soap and water.

Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer does NOT cause antibiotic resistance.

Patients may be at risk of getting an infection while they are being treated for something else. The science is clear: Clean hands protect patients and healthcare providers from dangerous and deadly infections.

To learn more about hand hygiene and to find a bold suite of new, eye-catching Clean Hands Count campaign materials, please visit: