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October 2006 Health and Safety Message: Hand Hygiene

Remember to follow these precautions to ensure hand hygiene at work:

  • On arriving at work
  • Before and after physical patient contact
  • Before and after handling patient care devices
  • After meeting patients personal hygiene needs
  • After handling contaminated articles
  • After collecting laboratory specimens
  • When hands are obviously soiled
  • Before preparing and serving meals
  • Before administering Medications
  • After wearing gloves
  • On completing work, before going home
  • After using the toilet
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