Guidelines for hand hygiene in Irish health care settings

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303405
Title:
Guidelines for hand hygiene in Irish health care settings
Authors:
SARI Infection Control Subcommittee
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Health Service Executive (HSE)Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303405
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
Hand hygiene, often previously referred to as hand washing, is critical in the prevention of healthcare-associated infection by reducing the incidence of cross-infection. This is a simple measure but all too often is poorly carried out and compliance with hand hygiene recommendations is sub-optimal amongst a range of healthcare professional groups. The Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI), which was launched by the Minister for Health and Children Mícháel Martin in April 2001, provides a blue print for the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance. Amongst its recommendations were the development of guidelines in relation to infection control in the hospital and in the community setting, and hand hygiene is a key component of this.
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL; HEALTH SERVICES
Local subject classification:
HAND HYGIENE
ISBN:
0954017781

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSARI Infection Control Subcommitteeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-14T10:57:03Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-14T10:57:03Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.isbn0954017781-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/303405-
dc.descriptionHand hygiene, often previously referred to as hand washing, is critical in the prevention of healthcare-associated infection by reducing the incidence of cross-infection. This is a simple measure but all too often is poorly carried out and compliance with hand hygiene recommendations is sub-optimal amongst a range of healthcare professional groups. The Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI), which was launched by the Minister for Health and Children Mícháel Martin in April 2001, provides a blue print for the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance. Amongst its recommendations were the development of guidelines in relation to infection control in the hospital and in the community setting, and hand hygiene is a key component of this.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Health Service Executive (HSE)Health Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.subject.otherHAND HYGIENEen_GB
dc.titleGuidelines for hand hygiene in Irish health care settingsen_GB
dc.typeGuidelineen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
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