Have you received a “Hand Washing Posting Advisory” from a “Healthcare Compliance Center”?

CDC has received reports from healthcare facilities in several states that the healthcare facilities have been receiving “Hand Washing Posting Advisory” advertisements from state “Healthcare Compliance Centers” concerning hand washing signage. Please be advised that this is not a CDC activity. The CDC Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings and accompanying educational materials are available at the Hand hygiene home page. Please note that the Guideline as well as all educational materials developed by CDC are in the public domain and may be downloaded, copied (without alteration), and distributed free of charge. CDC is encouraging healthcare facilities who have additional questions about this advertisement to contact their state/local health department.

Date last modified: May 8, 2007
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Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)
National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases