Global best practices indicate five moments when hand hygiene compliance needs to be a priority in healthcare facilities, according to an article on the FacilityCare website.
Before touching a patient.
• Before clean and aseptic procedures (e.g., inserting devices such as catheters).
• After contact with body fluids.
• After touching a patient.
• After touching patient surroundings.
• Tracking improvements
Auditing is an important method of performance measurement for hand hygiene compliance. It can be conducted by independent auditors, with software that has mobile functionality or through peer review.
Research shows every day one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.