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Why You Need to Worry About Hand Sanitizer

Find out what type of hand sanitizer to avoid, and how to use hand sanitizers correctly. Elizaveta Galitckaia/Shutterstock You’ve heard the advice since you were young—wash your hands to avoid getting sick. And now hand sanitizer has swooped in as a way to keep our hands clean, even when we’re on the go. It comes… Read More »

Why analytics can offer a helping hand at safety net hospitals

Congress’ recent directive to Medicare to ease the burden of hospital readmission penalties on safety net hospitals that serve low-income patients was definitely a step in the right direction. After all, once patients with high social needs are discharged, there is much that’s outside the hospital’s control. It isn’t fair to penalize providers when they… Read More »

Study: Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with 87 patients. The paramedics’ compliance… Read More »