Think About It Colorado provides a range of resources for healthcare professionals looking to learn more about patient safety or research topics in the field. These resources may include information on educating various members of the healthcare workforce to involving patients and families in safety initiatives in all healthcare settings.
Toolkits for the Medical Office
- Improving Your Office Testing Process
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand hygiene is the most important measure to prevent the transmission of harmful germs. Studies show that health care workers follow hand hygiene guidelines only about 40 percent of the time. Health care-associated infections, preventable most of the time, cause nearly 100,000 deaths a year in hospitals, long term care facilities, and dialysis centers. Any healthcare worker, caregiver, or person involved in direct or indirect patient care needs to be concerned about hand hygiene and should be able to perform it correctly and at the right time.
- Infection Prevention: for Healthcare Professionals