Originally published February 26, 2014.
Republished November 16, 2015 after a web host transfer.
Being in the wrong place at the wrong time
to just by chance suffer a loss
because of someone else’s failure
Every year, about 100,000 hospital patients die because of drug-resistant superbugs. In hospitals that use motion detectors to activate video cameras, electronic badges that track handwashing, and radio-frequency computer chips in sinks, “numerous medical professionals have been caught trying to cheat the system…” One hidden camera study found that only 10% of medical staff washed their hands. Medical professionals use these justifications to fail at handwashing:
High pressure environments
Tedium of washing hands
Focusing on difficult tasks rather than simple tasks
Resistance to authority
Paula Kramer is an author, professional speaker, businesswoman, documentary filmmaker, and playwright who spreads information, skills, and tools for success far and wide.
“Hospitals and Superbugs: Go in Sick…Get Sicker”
October 18, 2007
“Hospitals Enforce Hand-Washing to Reduce High Patient Death Rate from In-House Infections”
May 31, 2013
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