Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Core Slides

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Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Core Slides

Description

This slide set “Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Core” and accompanying speaker notes provide an overview of the Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings published in 2002.

This slide presentation addresses the following hand hygiene topics:

  • Background
    • So why all the fuss about hand hygiene?
    • Evidence of relationship between hand hygiene and health care-associated infections
    • Hand hygiene adherence in hospitals
    • Self-reported factors for poor adherence with hand hygiene
  • Definitions
  • Indications
  • Selection of agents
    • Factors to consider
    • Efficacy of hand hygiene preparations in killing bacteria
    • Ability of hand hygiene agents to reduce bacteria on hands
    • Effect of alcohol-based handrubs on skin condition
    • Time spent cleansing hands
  • Techniques
  • Surgical
  • Other
  • Skin care
    • Fingernails and artificial nails
    • Unresolved issues
    • Gloving
    • Education/motivation programs
    • Administrative measures to improve hand hygiene
    • Alcohol and flammability
    • Performance indicators
  • Summary

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: April 2005
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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