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"... Yet her sanitation and contagion reforms reduced mortality at Scutari, by some estimates, from 40 to 2 percent."
Florence Nightingale, OM RRC DStJ

A timeline of Nightingale's life:
• Born May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy.
• Undertook nurse's training in Germany in 1853.
• Arrived in Scutari, Turkey during the Crimean War in 1854.
• Became a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in 1858.
• She published over 200 books, reports and pamphlets on hospital planning and organization. Her most famous 'Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not' from 1859 is still in print today.
• Established the first professional training school for nurses at St. Thomas' Hospital in 1860.
• Established a School of Midwifery nursing at King's College Hospital in 1862.
• Became an honorary member of the American Statistical Association in 1874.
• Received the Royal Red Cross from Queen Victoria in 1883.
• Was the first woman awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 1909.
• Inspired the founding of the International Red Cross, which still awards the Florence Nightingale Medal to nurses who have given exceptional care to the sick and/or wounded.
Died13 August 1910 (aged 90) Mayfair , London , England
Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian doctor working in Vienna General Hospital, is known as the father of hand hygiene. In 1846, he noticed that the women giving birth in the medical student/doctor-run maternity ward in his hospital were much more likely to develop a fever and die compared to the women giving birth in the adjacent midwife-run maternity ward. He decided to investigate, seeking differences between the two wards. He noticed that doctors and medical students often visited the maternity ward directly after performing an autopsy. Based on this observation, he developed a theory that those performing autopsies got ‘cadaverous particles’ on their hands, which they then carried from the autopsy room into the maternity ward. Midwives did not conduct surgery or autopsies, so they were not exposed to these particles.
As a result, Semmelweis imposed a new rule mandating handwashing with chlorine for doctors. The rates of death in his maternity ward fell dramatically. This was the first proof that cleansing hands could prevent infection. However, the innovation was not popular with everyone: some doctors were disgruntled that Semmelweis was implying that they were to blame for the deaths and they stopped washing their hands, arguing in support of the prevailing notion at that time that water was the potential cause of disease. Semmelweis tried to persuade other doctors in European hospitals of the benefits of handwashing, but to no avail.
A few years later in Scutari, Italy, the Crimean War brought about a new handwashing champion, Florence Nightingale. At a time when most people believed that infections were caused by foul odors called miasmas, Florence Nightingale implemented handwashing and other hygiene practices in the war hospital in which she worked. While the target of these practices was to fight the miasmas, Nightingale’s handwashing practices achieved a reduction in infections.
Sadly, the hand hygiene practices promoted by Semmelweis and Nightingale were not widely adopted. In general, handwashing promotion stood still for over a century. It was not until the 1980s, when a string of foodborne outbreaks and healthcare-associated infections led to public concern that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified hand hygiene as an important way to prevent the spread of infection. In doing so, they heralded the first nationally endorsed hand hygiene guidelines, and many more have followed.
In recent years, handwashing with soap and other forms of hand hygiene have been gaining recognition as a cost-effective, essential tool for achieving good health and nutrition. Now that its effectiveness is no longer in question, the main focus is on how to make handwashing universal. This challenge–sustained handwashing practice at key times–is being met with new thinking about behavior change, such as habit formation and nudges, increased research into the impact of hygiene, and collaboration in organizations such as the Global Handwashing Partnership.
Everyone can promote good handwashing behavior.


COVID-19 Test Sites
Hawaii State Department of Health: (808) 586-4586

Adventist Health Castle Professional Center
Screening for signs of the coronavirus and the state’s
first “regional treatment center.” Call the Coronavirus Advice Line at (844) 542-8840
(7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday)
Doctors of Waikiki
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Kaiulani Wing 10 and 11
120 Kaiulani Ave. • Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 922-2112

Hawaii Pacific Health
Starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 13, HPH will provide NP swab specimen collection at each of their hospital facilities for ambulatory patients who are mildly ill.
Each facility has designated a location for this:
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women &
 Located in the driveway off of Punahou Street
(entrance is first right off of Bingham Street)
Pali Momi Medical Center
 Located in the roundabout at the second floor
entrance off of Moanalua Road
Straub Medical Center
 Located at the Straub Physical Therapy and Occupational Health building - 800 S. King St.
Wilcox Medical Center
 Located at the rear entrance of the medical center

The Queen’s Medical Center
Queen’s has two “triage tents” outside the ER to evaluate, screen, and potentially test for coronavirus.
For more information, call Queen’s COVID-19 Hotline 691-CO19, or 691-2619, for recorded
information about the coronavirus or to speak to a healthcare professional by pressing #2
Urgent Care Hawaii
Main Office: (808) 456-2273
Kapolei Clinic
 890 Kamokila Blvd. #106 • Kapolei, HI 96707
 (808) 521-2273
Pearl City Clinic
 1245 Kuala St. • Pearl City, HI 96782 
 (808) 784-2273
Kailua Clinic
 660 Kailua Rd. • Kailua, HI 96734
 (808) 263-2273

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