Hand Hygiene – Infection Prevention and Control

Hand Hygiene - Infection Prevention and Control



hi I'm dr. Peggy Brown director-general of a CT health I support everyone practicing good hand hygiene as director general I expect all staff patients and visitors to practice good hand hygiene all of the time it is well known that good hand hygiene makes a profound difference to patient outcomes please remember the opportunities that you have every day to make a positive difference through good and hygiene I'm dr. Ashley Watson director of infectious diseases and became the hospital okay so you plan to visit a health care facility where have your hands clean today everyday things like pets household items and shared surfaces all Harbor germs your hands may look clean when you arrive at a health care facility however they are covered in germs you have picked up during the day by cleaning your hands when you arrive you reduce the risk of spreading germs that can cause infection clean hands can literally save lives a CT health expects all healthcare staff patients and visitors to practice good hand hygiene all the time it is ok to gently remind staff to wash their hands if you believe they have forgotten hi I'm Veronica creme ICT chief nurse so you've arrived at the health care facility and washed your hands before entering great well done you've reduced the risk of spreading germs that may cause infection you are now entering a treatment space to visit a loved one their natural defenses against infection may be weakened because they are not well let's pause and look at good hand hygiene using hand rub and soap and water hand hygiene is important for all members of staff and the general public and it makes a huge difference for patients receiving treatment healthcare associated infections can result in illness a longer stay in hospital slower recovery and additional stress on all concerned research shows that improved hand hygiene is associated with reductions in healthcare associated infections by up to forty five percent you are now ready to visit your loved one in a treatment space as a family member and parent by support and practice good hand hygiene I know that I can gently remind staff to wash their hands if I feel that they have forgotten

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