Hygienic hand disinfection prevents the transmission of pathogens from one patient to another. You avoid the entry of pathogens into wounds or onto medical equipment.
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.
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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