Hand Hygiene

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Hand Hygiene
2011-03-07 23:15:00

Hand Hygiene process
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  1. When do you perform hand hygiene?
    1. Before and after touching a patient, including and medical device attached to them.

    2. Before and after a procedure

    3. After actual or potential contact with body fluids If moving from a contaminated body site to a clean body site on the same patient.

    4. After touching a patient’s environment even if you did not touch the patient-e.g bed clothes

    5. Before and after glove use

    6. As you enter and leave a patient care area
    • - Rub hands palm to palm
    • - Right palm over left dorsum (back of the hand) with fingers interlaced and vice versa
    • - Palm to palm with fingers interlaced
    • - Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers
    • - Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa
    • - Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa
  2. How long and when do perform an Alcohol Rub Hand Hygiene?
    15-20 seocnds and when hands are visibly clean.
  3. When and how long do you wash you hands with antimicrobial soap and water?
    When hands are viisibly soiled and 40-60 seocnds.