Hand hygiene is the act of sterilizing your hands for getting rid of dirt and microorganisms. Hand hygiene should be maintained to protect both healthcare providers as well as patients from contracting fatal diseases. The spread of microorganisms including multidrug-resistant microorganisms, infections, antibiotic resistance can be averted by following proper hand hygiene.
This decontamination of your hands can be achieved via four methods:
Here are some of the steps that healthcare centres take up to maintain proper hand hygiene on the premises:
When you visit a healthcare centre, ensure that the healthcare workers are washing their hands properly before performing any medical procedure. You should follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully while using hand hygiene products. Moreover, it is important that every patient practice proper hand hygiene and encourage their visitors to do the same.
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