5 Moment Hand Hygiene<br />SN CHUNG<br />B. Sc. Hons Nursing Practice Development<br />15/8/2010<br />
Examples<br />Before Patient<br />Shaking hands, helping a patient to move around, getting washed, taking pulse, blood pre...
After body fluid exposure risk<br />Oral/dental care, secretion aspiration; skin lesion care, wound dressing, subcutaneous...
After touching a patient<br />Shaking hands, helping a patient to move around, getting washed, taking pulse, taking blood ...
Why we need to wash our hands?<br />Hand washing helps to remove micro-organisms.<br />Soap and water <br />kills many tra...
TWO METHODS OF HANDWASHING<br />1. SOAP & WATER<br />2. HAND RUB<br />
Recommended Handwashing Soap<br />Soap; bar, liquid or foam dispenser<br />Anti-microbial soaps are slightly more effectiv...
7 Steps of Handwashing with Soap and Water<br />
7 Steps of Handwashing with Hand Sanitizer<br />
Handwashing Videos<br />Handwashing with soap and water. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYj2kkSIsOc&feature=...
Proper Ways of Using Hand Sanitizer<br />heel of your palm<br />elbow<br />
Reference<br />Alcohol Hand Rub & Hand Hygiene<br />CDC's Endorsement of Alcohol Hand Rubs Launches New Era in Hand Hygien...
Evidence Based Hand Hygiene<br />Recommendations from the CDC Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings. Available...
"Proper handwashing with soap and water is an important barrier to many infectious diseases and promotes better health and...
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  1. 1. 5 Moment Hand Hygiene<br />SN CHUNG<br />B. Sc. Hons Nursing Practice Development<br />15/8/2010<br />
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  4. 4. Examples<br />Before Patient<br />Shaking hands, helping a patient to move around, getting washed, taking pulse, blood pressure, chest auscultation, abdominal palpation<br />Before clean/ aseptic procedure<br />Oral/dental care, secretion aspiration, skin lesion care, wound dressing, subcutaneous injection; catheter insertion, opening a vascular access system; preparation of food, medication, dressing sets<br />
  5. 5. After body fluid exposure risk<br />Oral/dental care, secretion aspiration; skin lesion care, wound dressing, subcutaneous injection; drawing and manipulation any fluid sample, opening draining system, endotracheal tube insertion and removal; clearing up urines, faces, vomit; handling waste (bandages, napkin, incontinence pads); cleaning of contaminated and visibly soiled material or areas (lavatories, medical instruments)<br />
  6. 6. After touching a patient<br />Shaking hands, helping a patient to move around, getting washed, taking pulse, taking blood pressure, chest auscultation, abdominal palpation<br />After touching patient surroundings<br />Changing bed linen, perfusion speed adjustment, monitoring alarm, holding a bed rail, clearing the bedside table<br />
  7. 7. Why we need to wash our hands?<br />Hand washing helps to remove micro-organisms.<br />Soap and water <br />kills many transient micro-organisms that are mechanically removed by rinsing.<br />Antimicrobial products <br />kills or inhibits the growth of micro-organisms in deep layers of the skin<br />
  8. 8. TWO METHODS OF HANDWASHING<br />1. SOAP & WATER<br />2. HAND RUB<br />
  9. 9. Recommended Handwashing Soap<br />Soap; bar, liquid or foam dispenser<br />Anti-microbial soaps are slightly more effective than regular soaps.<br />When hands are visibly dirty, soiled with blood or other body fluids, or after using the toilet.<br />But, frequent handwashing often causes skin irritation and dryness. <br />Hand Sanitizer; gels, rinses, or foams<br />Less time, fast action, more effective, more accesible and most efficacious antimicrobial agents<br />60 – 80% alcohol (Dix, 2010) - rapid and optimal antimicrobial spectrum; bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and fungi <br />Hypoallergenic <br />Odorless<br />Colorless<br />
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  11. 11. 7 Steps of Handwashing with Soap and Water<br />
  12. 12. 7 Steps of Handwashing with Hand Sanitizer<br />
  13. 13. Handwashing Videos<br />Handwashing with soap and water. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYj2kkSIsOc&feature=related<br />Handwashing with Hand rub. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHoPQTTfCv0<br />
  14. 14. Proper Ways of Using Hand Sanitizer<br />heel of your palm<br />elbow<br />
  15. 15. Reference<br />Alcohol Hand Rub & Hand Hygiene<br />CDC's Endorsement of Alcohol Hand Rubs Launches New Era in Hand Hygiene<br />Improving Adherence to Hand Hygiene Practice: A Multidisciplinary Approach<br />Infection Control Advice to Contacts of Suspect or Probable SARS cases: Handwashing<br />World Health Organization Issues Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare<br />An Evaluation of Handwashing Technique<br />
  16. 16. Evidence Based Hand Hygiene<br />Recommendations from the CDC Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings. Available at: http://solutions.3m.com/3MContentRetrievalAPI/BlobServlet?locale=en_US&lmd=1145337135000&assetId=1114284208573&assetType=MMM_Image&blobAttribute=ImageFile<br />
  17. 17. "Proper handwashing with soap and water is an important barrier to many infectious diseases and promotes better health and well-being…handwashing is one of the most practical and effective ways of preventing the spread of disease." World Health Organization (WHO)<br />
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