Health care providers launch campaign to highlight commitment to hand hygiene
|MEDIA AVAILABILITY:|| Monday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
8440 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Media will be welcomed in the main entry foyer of the Mazankowski (north side of 83rd Avenue) at 9:45 a.m. and escorted to the event.
Parking is available in the East Public Parkade, across the street.
EDMONTON, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Patients, families and staff at Alberta Health Services (AHS) facilities across the province are being mobilized to improve hand hygiene and reduce the rates of health care-associated infections.
Recently patients at two Alberta Edmonton health facilities have been encouraged to ask their health care providers to clean their hands. Since February, health care providers at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and CK Hui Heart Centre have been wearing buttons that read: "You can ask me to clean my hands."
The official launch of STOP! Clean Your Hands Day will take place at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton.
Cameras - please note Media availability includes BLACK LIGHT DEMONSTRATION OF CLEAN HANDS
Dr. Mark Joffe, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Alberta Health Services
Dr. June Bergman, Vice-Chair Accreditation Canada
Jim Gauthier, President, Community and Hospital Infection Control Association of Canada Tobie Guinez, Clinical Nurse Educator, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute & Meagan Dunn, Clinical Nurse Educator, CK Hui Heart Centre
Twyla Ruthven, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute patient
For further information:
Cecilia Bloxom, CPSI, Director of Communications, (780) 700-8642 CBloxom@cpsi-icsp.ca