Guidelines for hand hygiene in Irish healthcare settings

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578777
Title:
Guidelines for hand hygiene in Irish healthcare settings
Authors:
Quality and Patient Safety Directorate; Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578777
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Hand hygiene in the healthcare setting reduces the transmission of pathogens and the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI).1 Improving hand hygiene is one of the aims of the National Clinical Programme on HCAI and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The first national guidelines for hand hygiene in the healthcare setting were published in 2005 by the Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI).2 In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued comprehensive evidence-based guidelines on hand hygiene in healthcare,1 which introduced the ‘5 moments of hand hygiene’, which have been widely internationally adopted
Keywords:
PATIENT SAFETY; HAND HYGIENE; CLINICAL GOVERNANCE; INFECTION CONTROL
Local subject classification:
AUDIT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorQuality and Patient Safety Directorateen
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-28T08:58:52Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-28T08:58:52Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/578777en
dc.descriptionHand hygiene in the healthcare setting reduces the transmission of pathogens and the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI).1 Improving hand hygiene is one of the aims of the National Clinical Programme on HCAI and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The first national guidelines for hand hygiene in the healthcare setting were published in 2005 by the Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI).2 In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued comprehensive evidence-based guidelines on hand hygiene in healthcare,1 which introduced the ‘5 moments of hand hygiene’, which have been widely internationally adopteden
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectPATIENT SAFETYen
dc.subjectHAND HYGIENEen
dc.subjectCLINICAL GOVERNANCEen
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen
dc.subject.otherAUDITen
dc.titleGuidelines for hand hygiene in Irish healthcare settingsen
dc.typeReporten
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