Regulations & Guidelines

Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene is one of the most important practices available to reduce the spread of infectious agents in the healthcare setting. It is a critical component of Standard Precautions that includes both hand washing with plain or antiseptic-containing soap and water, and/or the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizing products (gels, rinses, foams) that do not require use of water1

Guidelines/Recommendations

Resources/Forms/Checklists

Infection Prevention Materials

Educational Presentations

1 Siegel, Jane D. MD. et al. 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings. cdc.gov. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d. pg. 49. Web. 17 Oct. 2012