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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

Introduction