July 23, 2018

Vigilance and diligence needed to enforce hand hygiene

By: Janet M. Boivin, BSN, BSJ, RN

Hungarian obstetrician Ingvar Semmelweis recognized the link between hand washing and childbirth fever in the mid-1800s. During his lifetime, this theory was often ignored or mocked, but ultimately hand washing was scientifically proven to prevent infections.

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