Grime Scene Investigators: South Carolina

Eighty percent of infections are spread by dirty hands. In fact, washing our hands often is our single best defense against illness. That's why the South Carolina Hospital Association launched the Grime Scene campaign in 2009. Our campaign is helping to raise awareness of the importance of clean hands. Hospitals and communities across South Carolina have implemented this dynamic campaign to knock out grime in their area.
South Carolina is the first state in the United States to embark on a statewide hand hygiene campaign in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). Hospitals and other organizations who have not registered to be a part of this global movement to improve hand hygiene can do so by visiting the WHO’s Save Lives: Clean Your Hands campaign page.

DHEC, AARP, Mothers Against Medical Error, the South Carolina Chapter of HOSA, the South Carolina Department of Education and the Palmetto chapter of APIC are fully committed partners in this campaign.

South Carolina Clean Hands Day, May 5

South Carolina hospitals celebrated this important day by hosting many creative hand hygiene events within their hospitals and communities to demonstrate the importance of hand hygiene for everyone.

Please share any of your GSI: SC events and pictures with us! To submit your stories and/or pictures, contact Rosemary Thompson.


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