World Hand Hygiene Day
QualiMed Hospital – San Jose Del Monte (Q-SJDM) joined the World Health Organization’s (WHO) campaign “World Hand Hygiene Day” celebrated every 5th day of May. Also known as global handwashing day, it is to spread awareness on the importance of hand washing as one of the most effective ways to prevent sickness.
The theme for this year is “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare”.
Last May 4, Q-SJDM facilitated the event through the Patient Safety and Quality Management Team (PSQM) led by Ms. Sharmaine Joyce S. Clarianes-Reyes, Infection Control and Patient Safety Associate Manager. Dr. Manuel E. Villegas, Q-SJDM Medical Director, tackled on Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance.
After the talk, special awards were given to several employees and departments who promoted health and safety through proper hand hygiene.