hands/gloves key elements at a glance

Health Advice of the WeekPosted by CARE FOR YOU HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY Sat, September 30, 2017 01:54PM
Hand hygiene1 Summary technique:
 Hand washing (40–60 sec): wet hands and apply soap; rub all surfaces; rinse hands and dry thoroughly with a single use towel; use towel to turn off faucet.
 Hand rubbing (20–30 sec): apply enough product to cover all areas of the hands; rub hands until dry. Summary indications:
 Before and after any direct patient contact and between patients, whether or not gloves are worn.
 Immediately after gloves are removed.
 Before handling an invasive device.
 After touching blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, non-intact skin, and contaminated items, even if gloves are worn.
 During patient care, when moving from a contaminated to a clean body site of the patient.  After contact with inanimate objects in the immediate vicinity of the patient.

2. Gloves
 Wear when touching blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, mucous membranes, nonintact skin.
 Change between tasks and procedures on the same patient after contact with potentially infectious material.
 Remove after use, before touching non-contaminated items and surfaces, and before going to another patient. Perform hand hygiene immediately after removal.

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