Hand Washing Techniqueposter Nov08

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					 TOTAL HANDCARE
TOTAL HANDCARE
                                                                    Wet hands               Rub palm to palm.   Right palm over
                                                                    before applying                             left dorsum and
  Have you washed your hands?                                       liquid soap.                                left palm over          Are you preventing sharps injuries?
                                                                                                                right dorsum.
Handwashing is the single most important step in reducing the                                                                          Keep handling to a minimum and never re-sheaf.
spread of disease. Use the six-step technique before direct                                                                            Dispose of sharps carefully in a special container at
contact with patients and after any activity that contaminates                                                                         the point of use.
the hands. Dry thoroughly afterwards, using disposable towels.
Alcohol hand gels are recommended to decontaminate hands
when there is limited access to handwashing facilities, using the
                                                                    Wet hands               Rub palm to palm.   Right palm over
                                                                                                                                       Do you know what to do in the
six step technique.
                                                                    before applying                             left dorsum and        event of an accident?
                                                                    liquid soap.                                left palm over
                                                                                                                right dorsum.          Attend the injury, washing it well in cold running water.
                                                                                                                                       If bodily fluids have splashed into eyes, irrigate with cold
    Do you need to use personal                                                                                                        water. If they have splashed into a mouth do not
                                                                    Palm to palm            Backs of fingers    Rotational rubbing
    protective equipment?                                           fingers                 to opposing palms   of right thumb         swallow and rinse out several times with cold water
                                                                    interlaced.             with fingers        clasped in left palm   Report the incident and seek expert advice.
                                                                                            interlocked.        and vice versa.
Carry out a risk assessment if potential
contamination by blood or body fluid is likely. Use
disposable gloves, aprons, masks, goggles or visors to                                                                                       Are you disposing of waste safely?
protect yourself and your patient from these risks of
cross infection, and when handling hazardous                                                                                           Ensure that you have been instructed in how to
chemicals and some pharmaceuticals.                                                                                                    dispose of waste safely, including the colour coding
                                                                    Palm to palm            Backs of fingers    Rotational rubbing     bags used for different types of waste.
                                                                    fingers                 to opposing palms   of right thumb
                                                                    interlaced.             with fingers        clasped in left palm
                                                                                                                and vice versa.
    Have you applied Handcream?                                                             interlocked.
                                                                                                                                         Are you making a clean environment?
                                                                    Rotational    rubbing   Rinse hands under   Dry hands using
                                                                                                                                       Ensure your workplace has a regularly planned,
Using handcreams/lotions are an integral part of                    back & forwards with    running water.      paper towels. Dry
complete handcare regime.                                           clasped fingers of                          palms & backs of       written and monitored cleaning schedule, which
Helps to prevent chapped or sore skin.                              right hand in left                          hands.                 details both the items and environments to be
Apply before breaks and start of shift.                             palm & vice versa.                                                 cleaned and how often this should happen.


                                                                                                                                                  If you have any queries...
                                                                                                                                       Or require further advice please refer to the
                                                                                                                                       Or require further advice please refer to the
   Do you know which gloves to choose?                              Rotational    rubbing   Rinse hands under   Dry hands using        Community Infection Control Guidelines.
                                                                                                                                       Community Infection Control Guidelines.
Use only trust recommended gloves.                                  back & forwards with    running water.      paper towels. Dry      Guidelines available at
                                                                    clasped fingers of                          palms & backs of       Guidelines available at www.manchester.nhs.uk
                                           Line
Report all skin irritations or problems to line                     right hand in left                          hands.                 www.centralmanchester@pct.nhs.uk or contact
                                                                                                                                       or contact
Manager.                                                            palm & vice versa.                                                 Leasa Benson Community Infection
                                                                                                                                       Community Infection Control Team Control
                                                                                                                                       Nurse on:- 0161 861
                                                                                                                                       on:- 0161 946 8242 2293

				
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