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165 Infection Preventionists, representing over 40,000 patient beds, became trial members of The Handwashing Healthcare Forum at the 2011 APIC conference. We embrace your commitment to nosocomial infection prevention by improving hand hygiene compliance.

Your resource for best practices
Forum members receive full access to the handwashingforlife healthcare website including the information, tools and techniques in the Resource Center. The handwashing posters, videos and the Take5 newsletters are continually updated. Watch for the best practice briefs coming to the home page featuring news, views and special offers.

Take5 - Take the suffering out of surfing
Surfing for infection control ideas and programs takes time and often ends in frustration. Each Take5 release focuses on a specific topic and provides a program members can use immediately to improve infection prevention. Upcoming Take5 releases include:
• Hand Hygiene Training... That works
• Surface Hygiene Training... That works
• Getting Doctors To Wash

The "Idea Incubator"
The Forum's Idea Incubator is all about finding, enhancing and sharing hand hygiene best practices. The Incubator captures and communicates ideas that work in the real world of caregivers. To view a few good ideas captured at APIC visit

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