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Guide to Hand Hygiene Programmes for Infection Control

The APIC 2015 “Guide to Hand Hygiene Programmes for Infection Control” is a best-practices primer providing the tools needed to adapt national and international hand hygiene guidelines for specific environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of hand hygiene programs and their key components based on the latest available research data..

It starts with a general section on hand hygiene and why it is important followed by a guide to hand hygiene formulations and hand hygiene monitoring. It also gives a review of methods for implementing Hand Hygiene Programs and strategies for achieving behaviour change.  It contains references to key scientific studies, guidelines etc

This guide is a collaborative effort among expert infection preventionists with a passion for hand hygiene. In each section, authors synthesize best practice recommendations from research and an in-depth knowledge of the emerging trends with the goal of making the findings relevant for practice.


The guide can be found at: http://www.apic.org/Resource_/EliminationGuideForm/9fae54e1-ebb9-44f9-a5...


Author: American practitioners in Infection Control

Published: 22/07/2015

Publication Type: Training, Best practice

Publisher: APIC