As healthcare workers are entering the workforce to meet an increased demand, it's more important than ever to uphold a high hand hygiene standard in hospitals, health care practitioner (HCP) offices and other healthcare facilities. Keeping up with good hand hygiene is essential to help both workers and patients stay safe and healthy. All healthcare workers should use hand sanitisers or wash their hands with soap and water at five critical moments:
Before touching the patient
Before a clean/aseptic procedure
After body fluid exposure risk
AFTER TOUCHING A PATIENT
After touching patient surroundings
If their hands are visibly soiled, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers should wash their hands with soap and water. You should ensure that hand hygiene supplies are readily available to all personnel in every care location in your hospital, doctor’s office or other healthcare facilities.
Below are also some resources to reinforce proper hand hygiene techniques with new healthcare staff members.
Keeping up with good hand hygiene is essential for healthcare workers to feel safe at work. Let Tork help you turn theory into practice with our evidence-based training and hand hygiene recommendations.
Keeping up with routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures in hospitals and healthcare facilities is necessary to keep away infections and ensure a safe and hygienic working environment for your healthcare staff as well as your patients.
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