Most healthcare-associated infections are preventable through good hand hygiene – cleaning hands at the right times and in the right way.
🖐️Cleaning your hands, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer, is one of the most effective ways to contain the spread of infections.🖐️
Here are some key moments for hand hygiene to ensure you and your colleagues know when and why to clean your hands;
- Before patient/patient environment contact
- Before the aseptic procedure
- After body fluid exposure risk
- After patient/patient environment contact
Download the free pdf file(Resource; Canadian Patient Safety Institution) below;
This PDF file has been prepared to help summarize the necessary guidelines on hand hygiene, associated tools, and ideas for effective implementation.