Hand Hygiene Toolkit Helps Improve Hand Washing

The simplest way to avoid spreading infections is by washing your hands. This Valentines Day, share your love, not your germs! Use the Hand Hygiene Observation Training Toolkit from atom Alliance in your facility to improve hand washing and reduce the spread of infections.

Any healthcare worker, caregiver or person involved in patient care should be concerned about hand hygiene and able to perform it correctly at the right time. Hand hygiene can be greatly improved in your facility by using an observer to identify and correct behaviors.

The Hand Hygiene Observation Training Toolkit is designed to educate healthcare professionals about reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). This detailed resource shares evidence-based HAI prevention strategies to help prevent the occurrence of HAIs, including Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs), Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs), Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) and Ventilator-Associated Event Infections (VAEs).

It includes observation techniques, scripting and forms for proper documentation. Diagrams show how to correctly rub hands with alcohol-based cleanser and thoroughly wash hands with soap. These can be used in a training session or posted for healthcare professionals to see in your facility. Specific guidance on when to practice hand hygiene and when to use medical gloves is also included in this comprehensive toolkit.

atom Alliance provides tools to help healthcare providers develop a peer-enforced hand hygiene culture, infrastructure and practices. This includes creating a culture where reminding each other about hand hygiene and using gloves is encouraged and compliance the social norm. Together, we can change behaviors, educate healthcare professionals and reduce HAIs. Learn more.

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