World Hand Hygiene Day - 5th May

As part of a major global effort to improve hand hygiene in health care, the World Health Organisation launched the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands annual campaign in 2009.  This all-important initiative aims to maintain a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare. 

At the core of the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands message is all healthcare workers should clean their hands at the right time and in the right way.

Hand hygiene when performed at the right time and in the right way is the simplest most effective way to prevent the spread of infection. It is a critical component of any infection prevention and control program in the hospital and healthcare environment where patient safety and staff well-being is paramount. 

Our support

To help promote the important message about hand hygiene in healthcare, we have created 5 new resources and activity sheets.  They can be downloaded and printed in colour or black and white, in A4 or A3 size.  

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The BIG Drip poster: ABHR when, how, how much and how long.

WHHD 2024

Hand hygiene and glove use poster: how and when.

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Quiz for clinical staff who perform hand hygiene frequently during their duties.

WHHD 2024

Quiz for non-clinical staff members who need to know about hand hygiene.

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Remind your patients about the important role hand hygiene plays in their well-being and recovery.

This resource can be used as a patient food tray liner. 

If you have suggestions on other resources that you would like to see, please let us know. We would love to hear from you. or nfnzschlkcm

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