Hand-Hygiene Tips for Healthcare Professionals

Based on the WHO’s “5 Moments for Hand Hygiene,” Doctorclean® offers the following hand-hygiene tips for healthcare professionals & hospital workers:

1.       When entering a patient room, apply an effective hand sanitizer. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer or rub that contains at least 60% alcohol to decrease transient bacteria and reduce the risk of cross-contamination between patient rooms.
2.       Clean or sanitize hands before performing any type of aseptic procedure to protect the patient against harmful pathogens. This can include germs carried by the healthcare professional or living on the patient’s own body.
3.       Clean or sanitize hands after exposure to, or the threat of exposure to, bodily fluids. This will protect the healthcare worker from the patient’s germs and limit the spread of infection-causing pathogens.
4.       Clean or sanitize hands after touching a patient or any of the patient’s immediate surroundings, such as the patient’s clothes or gown, hospital bed or exam chair.
5.       Clean or sanitize hands after touching any object in the patient’s room, such as high-touch surfaces such as door handles, bed railings, chairs, countertops, etc.

Actually, even if you’re not a healthcare worker, just a vistor, when visit friends in hospital, should also follow this tips. Do remember to clean or sanitize your hands before entering the patient’s room & after leaving hospital, for the sake of your friends & yourself.