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2007 Hand Hygiene Policy
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Important Links
NHS National Patient Safety Agency - Clean your hands campaign
Royal College of Nursing Hand Hygiene Guide
2005 WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (Advanced Draft) [opens PDF]









Hand Hygiene

Page updated 30 April 2007

Hand Hygiene

Key Points

Use alcohol get on hands immediately before you touch a patient and before putting on non-sterile gloves

Learn how to clean your hands effectively

Wash your hands with soap and water:

    When starting a shift
    When visibly soiled
    Before drug rounds
    When serving food