5 Moments of Hand Hygeine to prevent Hospital acquired infections

Indian Medical association (IMA) and WHO prescribes 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene for healthcare workers to prevent Hospital acquired infections:

IMA recommends health-care workers to clean their hands:

1. Before touching a patient
2. Before clean/aseptic procedures
3. After body fluid exposure/risk
4. After touching a patient, and
5. After touching patient surroundings

Hand hygiene is one of the simplest ways to avoid HAIs, it is however, often unconsciously missed/ ignored during the day to day working in hospitals.

How can patients help with this?

Simple awareness about these hand hygiene practices can make a big difference. Patients and attendants can remind the health care workers caring for the patients regarding these simple hand hygiene practices.

Patient safety needs concerted efforts from all stake holders, physicians, health care workers, patients, and care takers alike. Are you ready to take the lead?

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