Rotational rubbing backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in

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Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa 9. Rinse hand with water 10. Dry hands thoroughly with a single use towel 11. Use towel to turn off faucet
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HAND WASHING: PROPER HAND CARE ALWAYS wash hands with soap and water when visibly soiled! The procedure should take 40-60 seconds Do not routinely wash hands with soap and water immediately before and after using alcohol based hand rub Do not use hot water to rinse hands After hand washing, let hands dry completely before putting on gloves
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HAND WASHING: ALWAYS REMEMBER NO ARTIFICIAL FINGERNAILS when in direct contact with patients Keep natural nails short Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Hand hygiene in healthcare settings . Retrieved from
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USING AN ALCOHOL BASED HAND RUB 1. Apply a palm full of the product to a cupped hand, covering all surfaces 2. Rub hands palm to palm 3. Right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa 4. Palm to palm with fingers interlaced 5. Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlaced 6. Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa 7. Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice cersa
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EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS Gold Standard = Direct Observation How it is being performed When it is being performed Who is performing it
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WHY IS HAND HYGIENE SO IMPORTANT? The World Health Organization states, “Thousands of people die every day around the world from infections acquired while receiving health care” (2015). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Hand hygiene in healthcare settings .
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REFERENCES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2017). Health care-associated infections. Retrieved from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2014). AHRQ’s efforts to prevent and reduce healthcare-associated infections. Retrieved from factsheets/errors-safety/haiflyer/index.html Alshehari, A., Park, S., & Rashid, H. (2018). Strategies for improving compliance in hand hygiene in adult intensive care units among healthcare staff: A mini systematic review. Journal of Hospital Infection, 18, 164-166 . doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.03.013 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (2015). Guide to hand hygiene programs for infection prevention . Retrieved from %20Hygiene%20Programs%20for%20Infection%20Prevention.pdf Burchett, S., Mayhew, S., Lavis, J., & Dobrow, M. (2013, September). When research is useful in more than one setting. Health Promotion International , 28 (3) 410-430, doi: 10.1093/heapro/das026 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Hand hygiene in healthcare settings . Retrieved from Chassin, M. R., Mayer, C., & Nether, K. (2015). Improving hand hygiene at eight hospitals in the United States by targeting specific causes of noncompliance.
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