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Summary of Recommendations for Best Practices for Hand Hygiene in all Healthcare Settings Mobile App

All healthcare providers should receive basic training and periodic retraining to reinforce their practice. An important and integral part of an effective hand hygiene program is education of all staff about the importance of hand hygiene in a healthcare setting. It should be kept in mind, however, that educational programs alone are inadequate and other behavior modifying strategies (i.e. positive deviance) should be included in a multifaceted approach to achieve change Monitoring hand hygiene practices and the provision of immediate feedback are vital to improving motivation and compliance. The use of a standardized observation tool for trained auditors allows ongoing evaluation and performance monitoring. The Summary of Recommendations for Best Practices for Hand Hygiene in all Healthcare Settings mobile app is intended to provide best practices only. Healthcare settings and programs are encouraged to work towards these best practices in an effort to improve quality of care.

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    A multidisciplinary, multifaceted hand hygiene program should be developed and implemented in al...

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    a) senior and middle management support and commitment to make hand hygiene an organizational pri...

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    b) environmental changes and system supports, including alcohol-based hand rub at the point-of-ca...

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    c) education for healthcare providers about when and how to clean their hands;

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    d) ongoing monitoring and observation of hand hygiene practices, with feedback to healthcare prov...

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    e) patient engagement; and

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    f) opinion leaders and champions modelling the right behavior.

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    Each healthcare setting should have written hand hygiene policies and procedures.

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    3. Hand hygiene should be performed:

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    a) before initial contact with each patient or items in their environment;

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    b) before performing an invasive/aseptic procedure;

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    c) after care involving risk of exposure to, or contact with, body fluids;

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    d) after contact with a patient or their environment.

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    Provide hand hygiene facilities for patients and visitors in all healthcare settings.

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    Healthcare providers should strive to maintain hand skin integrity to enable effective hand hygi...

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    In all healthcare settings, a hand care program should be implemented that includes staff educat...

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    Provide staff with hand moisturizing skin-care products (and encourage regular frequent use) to ...

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    Refer individuals to Occupational Health if skin integrity is an issue.

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    9. To enable effective hand hygiene bare below the elbows is strongly recommended:

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