In spite of advanced environmental sanitation protocols, microbial bioburden is endemic in the hospital environment. While our mission is to develop federally approved antimicrobial materials and fabrics that can reduce bioburden, PurThread Technologies, Inc. endorses the viewpoint of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “Healthcare providers should practice hand hygiene at key points in time to disrupt the transmission of microorganisms to patients including: before patient contact; after contact with blood, body fluids, or contaminated surfaces (even if gloves are worn)…”
Learn more about proper hand hygiene techniques
CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines
The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis in health-care settings.
Hand Hygiene Basics
Patients and their loved ones can play a role in helping to prevent infections by practicing hand hygiene themselves as well as asking or reminding their healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene.
Downloadable Hand Hygiene Posters
CDC posters on “How to Wash Your Hands” and “How to Rub Your Hands”
In a light-hearted approach to a serious subject, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and colleagues sing “It’s So Easy to Clean Your Hands.” (No, Dr. Collins has no intentions of quitting his day job.)