Why is hand hygiene so important?
Thousands of people die every day around the world from infections acquired while receiving health care. Hands are the main pathways of germ transmission during health care. Hand hygiene is therefore the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent health care-associated infections.
Any health-care worker, caregiver or person involved in direct or indirect patient care needs to be concerned about hand hygiene and should be able to perform it correctly at the right time.
Clean your hands by rubbing them with an alcohol-based formulation, as the preferred mean for routine hygienic hand antisepsis if hands are not visibly soiled. It is faster, more effective, and better tolerated by your hands than washing with soap and water. Wash your hands with soap and water when hands are visibly dirty or visibly soiled with blood or other body fluids or after using the toilet. If exposed to potential spore-forming pathogens is strongly suspected or proven, including outbreaks of Clostridium difficile, hand washing with soap and water is the preferred mean.
Cooperation with the WHO
B. Braun is founding member of the Private Organisation for Patient Safety (POPS) of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The goal is to achieve a reduction in health-care associated infections through improvements in hand hygiene, based on the overall aim of the WHO Clean Care is Safer Care Programme. B. Braun is engaged to raise the awareness worldwide about the importance of hand hygiene.
Learn more on http://www.who.int/gpsc/pops_hand-hygiene/en/
B. Braun holistic hand hygiene concept
Raise awareness and promote hand hygiene
Create more awareness in your health care facility and download material that was created according to the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO. Learn more about the WHO recommendations and material to increase hand hygiene awareness and compliance.
More on http://www.who.int/gpsc/en/
Hand Hygiene indication - 5 Moments Poster for different areas
Hand disinfection and washing technique
How and when to disinfect your hands
Learn in this video the technique along with the indications accoring to the WHO for hand hygiene. Note that the process was adapted according the latest studies to fingertips first.
Surgical Hand Preparation
Learn in this video the process for surgical hand preparation. Note that B. Braun is teaching best practice and does not recommend scrubbing.
Learn in this video how and when to wash your hands according the WHO guidelines.
Hands are high precious instruments that are placed under immense pressure every single day. The Skin has the ability to renew itself, however can breakdown and become damaged by environmental aggressors.
Skin Care is now regarded as an important component of hand hygiene and also infection control as poor skin integrity is seen as the biggest factor of non compliance to hand disinfection. Non compliance can lead to increase HAI to patients, but also pose a infection risk to You.
Remember to combat theses five aggressors by regularly moisturising your hands with Trixo®, Trixo-lind® or Trixo-lind Pure®.
Effective prevention and treatment can help your hands to retain their natural moisture and ensure they are in best condition. For more information contact your B. Braun local representative.