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Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

Each year in the United States, patients get more than a million infections in the hospital while being treated for something else. The best way to help prevent infection is to practice proper hand hygiene. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives shows how patients can play an active role in reminding healthcare providers to practice hand hygiene in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

http://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/HandHygiene
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The EMS Response to Emerging Infections: Infection Control in Out of Control Environments

“Presented by: Matthew Watson, Senior Research Associate, Environmental Health & Engineering, Senior Analyst, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security”

As community-based healthcare providers, EMS providers are called upon to respond to emergencies large and small. This talk will review the role of EMS providers in infectious disease response (including to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic), the hazards they face, and risk mitigation and infection control strategies that should be implemented.