Hand Hygiene 101

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Correct and thorough hand hygiene is an essential part of infection control - in fact, it’s considered to be one of the most important methods of preventing infection.

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Thousands of people around the world die every day from healthcare-associated infections. Appropriate and adequate hand hygiene is a crucial prevention technique we can all utilise to reduce the spread of harmful infections and diseases in order to protect ourselves, our families and our clients.


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Karina Wilson
06 Oct 2023
Enrolled Nurse
A good refresher
Graham Sherburn
01 May 2020
Very useful reminder and tool in te current Healthcare environment.
Kate Ayling
20 Mar 2020
Concise, necessary, good reminder.
Kerri Smallacombe
18 Mar 2020
A quick update on current guidelines regarding hand hygiene, which in our current global crisis is important.
Catherine Green
18 Mar 2020
Easy to understand summary, good to reinforce normal practices, not just in these current crises.
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Teimar Zerihun
19 May 2020
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Sharon Gavin
25 Mar 2020
Lynnmaree Padman
28 Mar 2020
This is a simple and easy to understand resource. It has a consistent message with practical and literary advice on the importance of good hand hygiene.
Kuriakose MATHAI
28 Apr 2022
Practice regular hand hygene for everyone safety.
Abigail Chand
25 Mar 2020
Good refresher for practice
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