Overall hand hygiene rate
What does this mean?
Hand hygiene has been directly linked to the spread of infection in hospital. All staff are expected to wash or cleanse their hands
- before touching a patient
- after touching a patient
- before a procedure
- after a procedure
- after touching a patient’s belongings or surroundings
What are we doing to improve hand hygiene?
Cabrini regularly undertakes audits and education to ensure staff disinfect their hands in line with the national guidelines.
Hand gel is located at entrances to ward areas and patient bedrooms.
What can you do?
Patients are encouraged to remind staff who care for them to make sure they use the hand gel and regularly practice hand hygiene. Visitors and family members will be asked to use the hand sanitizer gel before and after their visit with you. Place your hands under the pump and squirt the gel onto the palm of your hands. Rub your hands together and roll over your fingers and thumbs.
Cabrini sites’ hand hygiene compliance rates