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Hand Hygiene
Good hygiene starts at the hands

Hands are both our most important tool and the greatest carrier of pathogens. Good hand hygiene is the key to avoiding transmission. This is how it works.

Hand Hygiene – the central factor of infection protection

Appropriate hand hygiene is essential to effectively protect patients and staff in healthcare facilities from infections. The most important elements of hand hygiene include hand disinfection, hand washing, the correct use of examination and protective gloves, and proper skin care. In addition to the sufficient availability of disinfectants, the adequate placement of dispensers is also an important prerequisite for compliance in hand hygiene.

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The A-to-Z database provides information on each pathogen, the most common infections that it triggers, its main transmission paths and recommendations on disinfection. In the glossary, you will find explanations of infection control terms. Search now!

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