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Hand Hygiene

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The best way of preventing infection passing from one person to another is by cleansing our hands.  All opportunities to promote hand hygiene to staff, patients and visitors should be considered.  The posters below provide information on hand washing and use of hand gels to ensure the correct method is used at the right time.  Additional posters to support effective hand hygiene include promotion of 'Bare Below the Elbows' and are also available below. 

Hand hygiene undertaken by healthcare staff must always be carried out in accordance with the '5 Moments of Hand Hygiene'.  Patients should not be afraid to ask healthcare staff if they have cleansed their hands prior to provision of care or treatment.

Additional hand hygiene resources can also be printed off from the National Patient Safety Agency cleanyourhands website.


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Infection Prevention and Control Team Tel:  01386 502552 Mobile:  07798608171.  These pages are maintained by Louisehough@nhs.net please use this email for enquiries.

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