Kimberly-Clark Launches HAI Patient Education Program

Kimberly-Clark Health Care has announced the launching of new program aimed at educating patients about healthcare-associated infections and steps they can take to aid in their prevention, according to a Kimberly-Clark news release.


The launch of Kimberly-Clark HAI Patient Education Program, accessible at, was announced at the American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference.


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"We are pleased to announce this new program at the ANCC National Magnet Conference," said Joanne Bauer, president of Kimberly-Clark Health Care, in the release. "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. HAIs are no longer just a healthcare 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."


The program will provide education for patients and their families through a dedicated patient education website, toolkit and support of community events. In addition, Kimberly-Clark will provide resources and training to hospitals and other organizations that wish to conduct their own training. The program begins Oct. 2011 and extends through Dec. 2013, at which time Kimberly-Clark will conduct a follow-up survey to evaluate potential awareness improvements.


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