Health Advice of the WeekPosted by CARE FOR YOU HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY Sat, September 30, 2017 01:54PM
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.
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.
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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