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Kimberly-Clark launches patient safety education program

March 14, 2012
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ROSWELL, GA — Kimberly-Clark has announced the launch of the QR (Quick Response) Code Patient Safety Education Program, according to a press release.

The program is in collaboration with Safe Care Campaign to provide hospitals and healthcare facilities with free patient and caregiver education available instantly at the bedside, the release stated.

According to the release, Kimberly-Clark and Safe Care Campaign teamed up with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Joint Commission''s Speak Up Educational Campaign and the Patient Channel to issue the "Learn How to Be Safe While Receiving Medical Care" QR-code enabled poster to healthcare facilities nationwide.

"Infection prevention is everyone''s responsibility. One of the most powerful ways in which patients and caregivers can join medical professionals in helping to ensure safe and effective outcomes is by asking the right questions, gathering information and gleaning knowledge," said Joanne Bauer, president of Kimberly-Clark Health Care.

"Our participation in this Patient Safety Education Program is yet another way in which we hope to reach consumers with potentially life-saving information and to further support medical professionals in helping them prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections," Bauer added.

Click here to read the complete release.

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