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Preparing to improve infection prevention after COVID-19

We aren’t out of the COVID-19 woods yet, but the healthcare community is already looking at what steps everyone can take for a safer environment. From infection prevention and control, to cleaning and disinfecting practices, to new and improved cleaning products, there’s a myriad of ways organizations will look to advance patient safety in a post-pandemic world.

Patients are noticing, too, notes Larinda Becker, executive director of marketing in infection prevention with Diversey.

“In a HIDA survey conducted a few years ago, when asked what was most important to patients when entering the hospital, 48% said visible commitment to infection prevention,” says Becker. “After a year-plus-long pandemic, awareness of infection control practices has grown significantly for patients and their families. They want to ‘feel the clean’ when they walk in.”

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