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Please WASH Your Hands!

PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS!
 
"Doctors, nurses (and all allied health professionals) can reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by practicing simple hand hygiene, accountability should matter... The hospital and its leaders are accountable for establishing a system in which caregivers have the knowledge, competence, time, and tools to practice perfect hygiene. But each caregiver has the duty to perform hand hygiene — perfectly and every time. When this widely accepted, straightforward standard of care is violated, we cannot continue to blame the system."
 
Ref: System Failure versus Personal Accountability — The Case for Clean Hands Donald Goldmann, M.D. N Engl J Med 2006; 355:121-123 July 13, 2006.
 
For those needing a refresher in medical hand washing techniques, please see instructions (left)...
 
 
 
Update 16-Apr-13 5:44pm: Many thanks, Deirdre.
NB: Please feel free to download, print and use. Cheers, R
 
 

9 Comments to Please WASH Your Hands!:

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Peter P on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 5:10 PM
Well done #insert golf clap#. More of the medical fraternity need to remember the basics. Good work posting this. Pete
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Rebecca Ward on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 5:29 PM
Thanks, Pete (always appreciate a golf clap)... I hope all is well in the land of anaesthetics. A friend in the US sent me a printable pic for walls near sinks which I will also post. Cheers, Rebecca


custom essay on Monday, 9 July 2018 7:15 PM
Thank you for providing the proper ways of washing our hands. Most bacteria are being built up in our hands. When we touch almost everything, we also get to increase the number of bacteria in our hands. That's why it is important for us to wash our hands regularly to prevent getting infected with diseases. With this simple task we get to practice proper hygiene and at the same time prevent having diseases.


N Cox on Thursday, 18 April 2013 5:00 PM
So very true. We had a management consultant advise the hospital last year and their gold star recommendation was that all medical staff should wash their hands before and after patient contact. You should call the CO of our department to discuss!
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Rebecca Ward on Sunday, 21 April 2013 1:06 PM
Will do, thanks Nick. I have been encouraged about the debate on this in the past few days... I had a chat with a colleague in NZ and we also discussed that it's not just the hand washing that is important for reduction of the spread of germs; it’s also ensuring that one regularly cleans their hospital lanyard, stethoscope and ID badge. Question of the day: When was the last time you alco-wiped your name badge?


Anti Bacterial Wet Wipes on Friday, 6 June 2014 8:11 PM
Great tips on hand washing and sanitation.
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n songs on Thursday, 5 January 2017 1:13 AM
nice post thank you for sharing
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Writers Services UK on Monday, 16 October 2017 4:35 PM
You educate very good thing about people which is wash your hand and keep clean all the time because there is a lot of bacteria around us that we can't see them and if you protect yourself so you lived a healthy life.
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Writers Services on Monday, 16 October 2017 4:35 PM
You educate very good thing about people which is wash your hand and keep clean all the time because there is a lot of bacteria around us that we can't see them and if you protect yourself so you lived a healthy life.
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