Chapter 4: Hand Hygiene
By Michelle Hughes, Audrey Kenmir, Oona St-Amant, Caitlin Cosgrove, and Grace Sharpe
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Define hand hygiene.
- Identify and explain when you would perform an alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) versus washing hands with soap and water.
- Apply the techniques of ABHR and wash your hands with soap and water.
Note: Always review and follow the hospital policies regarding infection prevention and control practices.