Infection prevention and control in health care is of primary importance. However, some common ingredients in hand soaps used in the healthcare setting, including triclosan and triclocarban, can pose hazards for employees and the environment.
In light of environmental and human health concerns, Practice Greenhealth recently launched the Hand Hygiene Challenge to reduce the use of triclosan and triclocarban in the health care setting. In this session, learn how leading hospitals implemented policies to eliminate the use of triclosan and triclocarban in hand soaps, from commitment through implementation. Hospital leaders with direct experience will discuss best practices, steps for overcoming challenges, internal messaging, strategies for achieving the challenges, and key partnerships in the purchase of safer hand soaps.