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CDC Vital Signs. March 3, 2016.
Health care–associated infections (HAI) are a worldwide patient safety problem. This article and accompanying set of infographics spotlight the importance of addressing HAIs and provide updates on improvements associated with better use of catheters, appropriate patient isolation, and increased vigilance to reduce the risks of antibiotic-resistant infections.
CDC Vital Signs. March 2012:1-4.
This newsletter article and accompanying set of infographics describes strategies to help patients and health care providers prevent health care–associated infections.
Audiovisual > Image/Poster
To ask or not to ask?: the results of a formative assessment of a video empowering patients to ask their health care providers to perform hand hygiene.
Garcia-Williams A, Brinsley-Rainisch K, Schillie S, Sinkowitz-Cochran R. J Patient Saf. 2010;79:71-80.
Dubner SJ, Levitt SD. New York Times Magazine. September 24, 2006:22.
This article discusses physician noncompliance with hand hygiene recommendations and describes several low-tech interventions, including a screensaver showing germs captured in a Petri dish off a physician's "clean" hands.