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Sholomovich L, Magnezi R. Am J Infect Control. 2017;45:677-681.
Health care–associated infections (HAIs) are a significant source of preventable harm to patients. Although prior research has shown that clean hands are essential for reducing HAIs, health care institutions continue to struggle with hand hygiene compliance. In this study, investigators surveyed 400 nurses at a pediatric hospital and found a positive correlation between psychological safety and belief in personal responsibility for preventing the spread of infection. The authors argue that improving the psychological safety of staff may augment the response to hand hygiene initiatives.
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Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Patient Safety, World Health Organization.
This Web site establishes a forum for hospitals in Europe and Africa to support partnership development and share learnings to drive patient safety improvements.
World Health Organization.
This publication shares news related to the World Health Organization's Global Patient Safety Challenge.