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Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Author(s)Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices
Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force; Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC)
AbstractThe hand hygiene guidelines were developed by the CDC's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), in collaboration with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA).
The hand hygiene guidelines are part of an overall CDC strategy to reduce infections in health care settings to promote patient safety
The full document can be found in "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report October 25th 2002/Vol 51/No RR-16
The site also provides links to: -
:Materials to promote hand hygiene in your healthcare facility
:Fact Sheet - Hand hygiene guideline
:Press kit
:Hand Hygiene Resource Centre
:CMS Interim Final Rule regarding placement of alcohol-based hand-rub dispensers
:Information on the CDC's 7 Healthcare Safety Challenges
Date of publishing10/17/2002
Date of last revision by publisher05/05/2010
Date of last review by us07/20/2010
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Click here for full reviewDr Carol PelloweThe guidelines cover hand hygiene in surgery and normal care actvities. They include when to decontaminate hands, how and what to use the use. There is also guidance on hand lotions and creams.. . .


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