Clean hands are one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs that can cause infection and illness.
Clean hands are one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs that can cause infection and illness. Staff, patients, families and visitors alike play an important role in reducing the spread of infectious diseases by washing their hands regularly and thoroughly. Hand sanitizer stations are located in all main lobbies, on patient care units and outside and inside patient rooms. Please advise a staff member if a hand sanitizer pump is not working.
It's not enough to just practice good hand hygiene in health care settings. Serious infections can be picked up anywhere and without knowing it, you can become ill or spread that illness to someone else. Wash your hands with soap and water when they are visibly soiled. In every other case, and if you can't get to a sink, use an alcohol based hand rub.
Feel free to ask everyone who enters your room to clean their hands if you don't see them do so.