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Kimberly-Clark introduces patient education program

October 07, 2011
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CINCINNATI — Kimberly-Clark Health Care today announced a new program to educate patients about health care-associated infections (HAIs) and steps they can take to aid in their prevention at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, according to a press release.

The goal of the Kimberly-Clark HAI Patient Education Program is to empower patients, families and visitors through awareness and education to join with their medical professionals to prevent HAIs, the release stated.

According to the release, the program is designed to engage more patients in HAI prevention by increasing awareness of the problem, helping patients put into context the hospital HAI data that is becoming increasingly accessible to the public and providing guidance on prevention strategies.

"We are pleased to announce this new program at the ANCC National Magnet Conference. We believe we share in the responsibility to not only provide educational resources to the hospitals we serve but also to make resources available and accessible to the patients they serve," said Joanne Bauer, president of Kimberly-Clark Health Care.

"HAIs are no longer just a health care problem, and greater opportunities for education and awareness can only lend additional support to the collective goal of impacting what has become a leading cause of death in our country," Bauer added.

Click here to read the complete release.

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