When someone enters the hospital, they expect to get better of course, not worse. Unfortunately, all too often patients become terribly ill from an infection they didn't have before entering the hospital. These infections are known as HAIs - healthcare associated infections or hospital acquired infections. With the increase in resistant bacteria, HAIs are on the rise. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at any point in time, 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired in hospitals.
The Not on My Watch Campaign aims to educate healthcare professionals and patients about the best ways to prevent infections. One of the most important methods is the old standby, handwashing or hand sanitizer. Below is a short video about the campaign. If you'd like more information about HAIs or the Not on My Watch campaign, please take a look at http://www.haiwatch.com.