Purpose: Effective hand hygiene to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections Policy: All members of the healthcare team will comply with current CDC hand hygiene guidelines. Procedure Indications for Handwashing Indications for Handwashing
Wash hands when hands are visibly dirty.
Wash hands using antimicrobial soap and water before eating and after using a restroom.
Handwashing may also be used for routinely decontaminating hands in the following clinical situations:
Before having direct contact with patients
After contact with inanimate objects (including medical equipment) in the immediate vicinity of the patient
After removing gloves
you will respond to the following prompts
How well does this policy align with the current hand hygiene standards based on the CDC recommendations for hand hygiene in healthcare settings? Describe the areas of alignment and opportunities for improvement.
Based on your analysis, what modifications would you recommend to the policy?
According to the CDC guidelines and resources for hand hygiene and the state policy options associated with Eliminating Healthcare Associated Infections, provide a brief discussion of what you must consider with regard to training your staff and documenting the impact by measuring hand hygiene practices.