When life is in our hands
It is a day like any other when Teresa learns that she became infected with a hospital germ during a routine operation. After that day, nothing will be the same.
In our video, Theresa represents one of millions of patients who become infected with multi-resistant hospital germs every year: 31 percent of all patients who undergo surgery share her fate. Unlike Theresa, many do not survive. According to studies by the World Health Organization (WHO), 5 to 8 million lives could be saved every year if doctors and medical personnel took the time required for proper hand hygiene. It takes only a few seconds, but can make the difference between life and death.
Theresa shows us that life sometimes actually is in our hands.