Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub
If we assess the knowledge about hand hygiene among doctors, we can see that 65% of them routinely use an alcohol-based hand rub
Practicing hand hygiene, either washing the hands with water and soap or using alcohol-based hand rub
, is a simple effective way to prevent infections4.
[USA], Apr 15 (ANI): A shortened 15-second application time and an easy three-step technique for use of alcohol-based hand rub
is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second application and six-step technique recommended by World Health Organization
difficile or Bacillus anthracis, and do not use alcohol-based hand rub
when caring for these patients because alcohol will not kill these organisms.
Twenty-six NHs were randomly assigned to either the control or the intervention group, which consisted of implementation of a bundle of HH-related measures over one year, including increased availability of alcohol-based hand rub
, HH promotion, staff education, and local work groups.
Different studies identified different factors that hinder practice of hand hygiene effectively such as using glove, unavailability and inaccessibility of alcohol-based hand rub
, inadequate water supply, absence of detergent/soap, unavailability and inaccessibility of wash basins/sinks, lack of clean towels, poor quality of soap, and lack of hand lotion/lubricants [8-10].
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub
Frequent handwashing or using an alcohol-based hand rub
, sneezing or coughing into your sleeve, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands, and staying home when you are sick are also effective ways of helping to reduce the spread of the flu.
For each procedure we recorded indications, or situations in which a safety action should be undertaken to prevent the risk of pathogen transmission (e.g., before touching a patient) and then whether the correct action to avoid such risk was taken by the healthcare worker (e.g., washing hands with water and soap or an alcohol-based hand rub
Cost analysis of hand hygiene using Antimicrobial soap and water versus an Alcohol-based hand rub
. J contemp dent pract.
To fulfil organisational requirements and guidelines that require hand hygiene to be performed at point of care, alcohol-based hand rub
should be made available at point of care.