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Edmonton, AB, Canada: Canadian Patient Safety Institute; March 2011.
Explaining the importance of hand hygiene in the health care setting, this publication provides strategies for patients and families to prevent spreading health care–associated infections.
Cohen E. CNN. October 15, 2012.
This news piece reports on a patient who may have been misdiagnosed with a stroke after receiving a contaminated steroid injection.
Frakt A. New York Times. April 29, 2019.
Health care providers are a known source of potentially harmful bacteria due to their perpetual interaction with germs during practice. This newspaper article reports on how clinician attire, stethoscopes, and technology can be contaminated with bacteria. Hand sanitizer placement, sleeve length, and laundering behaviors can reduce transmission of pathogens.