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Hand hygiene is the act of sterilizing your hands for getting rid of dirt and microorganisms. Hand hygiene should be maintained to protect both healthcare providers as well as the patients from contracting fatal diseases. The spread of microorganisms including multidrug-resistant microorganisms, infections, antibiotic resistance can be averted by following proper hand hygiene.
This decontamination of your hands can be achieved via four methods:
What are Hospitals Doing to Maintain Hand Hygiene?
Here are some of the steps that healthcare centers take up to maintain proper hand hygiene in the premises:
When you visit a healthcare center, ensure that the healthcare workers are washing their hands properly before performing any medical procedure. You should follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully while using hand hygiene products. Moreover, it is important that every patient practice proper hand hygiene and encourage their visitors to do the same.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.