hand hygiene helps prevent hospital associated infections at Lourdes

Hand Hygiene Helps Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections

Posted on October 17, 2014

Did you know each year more people die as a result of healthcare associated infections than in motor vehicle collisions?

Proper hand hygiene includes hand washing for a full 15 seconds or using alcohol sanitizing gel.


• Before touching a patient or the patient environment
• Before a procedure
• After a procedure
• Before putting on and after removing gloves
• After going from a contaminated area to a clean area whether the area is on the patient or in the environment
• After touching the patient’s environment