Monday, October 25, 2010

Arizona uses video competition to educate public about infection prevention

In the spirit of International Infection Prevention Week (last week), the Arizona Department of Public Health launched a video contest to educate the public about infection prevention.

According to one news source, The East Valley Tribune, hospital-acquired infections kill 2,000 people in Arizona each year, which is higher than the number of people killed in car accidents.  Arizona is currently not considering public reporting of HAIs and is instead focusing on basic preventative measures such as hand hygiene and central line insertion practices.

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