Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene includes:

  • Alcohol-based hand rubs
  • Soap and water used when hands are visibly soiled or in contact with spore-forming organisms such as Clostridium-difficile (C. diff) and norovirus patients or their environment

Hand hygiene should be performed before and after:

  • Contact with the patient and/or his/her environment
  • Putting on and removing gloves

Hand Hygiene