Hand Hygiene: The Role of the Patient

Sponsored for a limited time courtesy of GOJO Industries, Inc.


Hand Hygiene: The Role of the Patient

In the practice of infection control, there has been little debate on the value of healthcare workers (HCWs) cleaning their hands as an effort to decrease healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This Whitepaper will examine the potential role of the patient in preventing the spread of HAIs.

  • Review studies on pathogen presence on patient hands and in the patient environment.
  • HCWs evaluation of patient hand hygiene importance.

About the Author

Jane Kirk is the Healthcare Clinical Manager for GOJO Industries, and is responsible for bringing the clinical perspective to the Acute Care and Long-Term Care Businesses.