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  • 1. ICUection contr Prepared by : dr. Hemat Elgohary E-mail : h_2007152002@yahoo.com
  • 2. Hand hygiene
  • 3. Recommendation Visibly dirty or contaminated wash hands with either:a non-antimicrobial soapand water or 1an antimicrobial soapand water Was h
  • 4. Not visibly soileduse an alcohol-based hand rub routinely in all other 2 clinical situations
  • 5. After contact with a patients intact skin •taking a pulse •taking blood pressure •lifting a patient Deconta 3 minate
  • 6. After contact with body fluids•Excretions•mucous membranes• non-intact skin•wound dressings 4 Deconta minate
  • 7. Decontaminate handsafter removing gloves 5 Don’t forget !
  • 8. How to wash ?•wet hands first with water.•apply an amount of product.•rub hands together vigorously for at least 15seconds.•covering all surfaces of the hands and fingers.•Rinse hands with water.•Dry thoroughly with a disposable towel.•Use towel to turn off the faucet.
  • 9. How to use alcohol rub?•Apply product to palm of one hand.•Rub hands together.•Covering all surfaces of hands and fingers, untilhands are dry. Follow Me
  • 10. Do not add soap to a partially Note empty soap dispenserThis practice called "topping 1 up of soap can lead to•bacterial contamination of soap Hallow !
  • 11. Provide HCWs with handlotions or creams to Noteminimize the occurrence of 2irritant contact dermatitisassociated with handantisepsis or hand washing. Always be ready
  • 12. to improve hand hygiene adherence provide HCWs with a readily accessible alcohol-based hand-rub product. make an alcohol-based hand rub available at:•The entrance to the patients room•At the bedside•In other convenient locations,•In individual pocket-sized containers to be carried by HCWs