Hand Hygiene: A Guidebook Exploring a Key Foundation of Infection Prevention and Control

May 25, 2017

Report summary

This guidebook is designed to provide an overview of some of the imperatives related to hand hygiene in healthcare settings, including barriers to compliance, healthcare personnel behavioral issues, the importance of proper hand hygiene, compliance monitoring, product evaluation and selection, and much more.

Editor's Take

Whether you are an infection preventionist needing to educate clinicians and other healthcare personnel about hand hygiene, or a healthcare worker or other hospital stakeholder who needs to brush up on the basics of hand antisepsis, this guidebook has something for everyone. The take-away message is that hand hygiene is the responsibility of everyone, and serves as a foundation for other infection control practices in a multi-modal intervention bundle.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Review the challenges of hand hygiene compliance
  • Learn about how to overcome barriers to good practice
  • Discover tips for product evaluation, integration, and education and training