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Hand hygiene policy.
Paediatric Critical Care staff.
This Guideline is applicable to ALL staff (clinical and non-clinical) working for GG&C in any setting where children are cared for. Knowledge and understanding of the principles of hand hygiene outlined in this document are mandatory.
Hand hygiene is the single most important factor for the prevention of nosocomial infection and must become second nature.
Ensure that you -
Hand hygiene must be practised -
IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION USE OF ALCOHOL HAND GEL IS AN EFFECTIVE MEASURE
• Always perform a full hand wash on entering the unit.
• Perform hand hygiene with gel or a hand wash between children
• Perform a soap and water hand wash between cubicles.
Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health care Settings. MMWR Oct. 2002 51. no. RR-16
Epic Project Team. The Guidelines For Hand Hygiene. J. Hosp. Infection Vol 47. Sup S1-82
Last reviewed: 01 October 2012
Next review: 01 October 2012
Author(s): Julie Richardson
Co-Author(s): Pamela Joannidis