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HAND WASHING
An ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure
RESEARCH GROUP
C
BHCNMT 15
Why Hand wash?
FACT:-
Hand Hygiene is the single
most important measure for
preventing the spread of
infection.
(Pittet et al 2001)
IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR
PATIENT SAFETY
DEFINITION:-
It is a vigorous
brief rubbing
together of all
surfaces of hands
lathered in soap
followed by rinsing
under a stream of
water & drying with
a paper towel
INDICATIONS
WHO “My five (KEY)
moments for hand
wash”
1. Before touching a
patient
2. Before clean/aseptic
procedure
3. After body fluid
exposure risk
4. After touching a
patient
5. After touching
patient surroundings
INDICATIONS
1. When hands are visibly dirty or
contaminated with any body
fluid
2. Before commencing work/after
leaving work area
3. Before handling medicines
4. Before wearing & after removing
gloves*
5. Before inserting any type of
invasive device like catheter.
6. After handling contaminated
laundry & waste
7. After contact with patients in
isolation
8. After cleaning equipment or the
environment

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Handwashing.

  • 1. Z HAND WASHING An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
  • 3. Why Hand wash? FACT:- Hand Hygiene is the single most important measure for preventing the spread of infection. (Pittet et al 2001) IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR PATIENT SAFETY
  • 4. DEFINITION:- It is a vigorous brief rubbing together of all surfaces of hands lathered in soap followed by rinsing under a stream of water & drying with a paper towel
  • 5. INDICATIONS WHO “My five (KEY) moments for hand wash” 1. Before touching a patient 2. Before clean/aseptic procedure 3. After body fluid exposure risk 4. After touching a patient 5. After touching patient surroundings
  • 6. INDICATIONS 1. When hands are visibly dirty or contaminated with any body fluid 2. Before commencing work/after leaving work area 3. Before handling medicines 4. Before wearing & after removing gloves* 5. Before inserting any type of invasive device like catheter. 6. After handling contaminated laundry & waste 7. After contact with patients in isolation 8. After cleaning equipment or the environment
  • 8. PURPOSE 1.Remove dirt & soil from hands 2.Remove micro-organisms from hands 3.Prevent spread of infection 4.Control rate of nosocomial infections.
  • 9. HAND HYGIENE PRODUCTS 1.Alcohol based hand rub(gels, liquid rubs and foams) 2.Liquid soaps/plain water 3.Chlorohexidine gluconate hand washes.
  • 10. STEPS OF HANDWASHING 1. Wet hands with water, Apply soap to cover all surfaces. 2. Rub hands palm to palm. 3. Rt. palm over left dorsum with fingers interlocked & vice versa. 4. Palm to palm with fingers interlocked. 5. Back of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked. 6. Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in rt. palm & vice versa. 7. Rotational rubbing ,backward & forward with clasped fingers of rt. hand in left palm & vice versa. 8. Rinse hands with water 9. Turn off the faucet with elbow, foot or towel. 10.Dry hands thoroughly with a single use towel. 11.Your hands are now safe.
  • 11. STEPS FOR ALCOHOL BASED HAND RUBS 1. Squirt onto the palm of hand 2. Rub hands together vigorously to ensure that alcohol comes with contact with all surfaces. 3. Pay attention to finger tips, thumbs & surfaces between the fingers. 4. Rub the solution until it gets evaporated & hands become dry.
  • 12. NURSES RESPONSIBILITY 1.Wash in wash out(WIWO) 2.Accountability 3.Thank you 4.Create scripts 5.Role plays

Editor's Notes

  1. Wet hands with water, Apply soap to cover all surfaces. Rub hands palm to palm. Rt. palm over left dorsum with fingers interlocked & vice versa. Palm to palm with fingers interlocked. Back of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked. Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in rt. palm & vice versa. Rotational rubbing ,backward & forward with clasped fingers of rt. hand in left palm & vice versa. Rinse hands with water Turn off the faucet with elbow, foot or towel. Dry hands thoroughly with a single use towel. Your hands are now safe