Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Soap or Alcohol for Hand Hygiene? HealthCap® Resource Helps Make the Right Decision

Dave Kyllo

Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics and are becoming difficult, if not impossible to treat according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The CDC also says that health care providers clean their hands on average less than half of the times they should.  
Hand hygiene is the primary means of preventing transmission of infections, but confusion exists about the when soap and water is preferred over alcohol hand rubs.  To address this confusion, HealthCap® has created a one-page resource detailing when soap or alcohol can be used and when soap only is the preferred hand hygiene method.  The single-page flyer is a user-friendly tool for staff and families to help reduce the spread of infections.
Numerous useful resources can be found on the Resource and Education Center on the HealthCap® website.  Providers will find education opportunities (including ANCC-approved sessions), manuals, best practices and model policies. 
HealthCap® is endorsed by AHCA/NCAL and is the premier program solely dedicated to providing liability insurance to senior care communities.  One of the reasons HealthCap® gets such great results is its focus on quality care as the foundation of good risk management practices.  HealthCap® clients have the fewest liability claims in the industry and HealthCap® settles claims for approximately one-half the industry average. 
HealthCap® is owned and governed by the senior care providers insured by HealthCap®.  AHCA/NCAL members get a bonus advantage by always receiving a 10% discount on their HealthCap® premiums.
HealthCap® clients also receive:
  • Risk management services that make a financial difference
  • An annual on-site risk consult
  • Unlimited telephone support
  • Accredited in-service education
For more information about HealthCap®, contact Peter Feeney at Peter.Feeney@chelsearhone.com
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