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Best Practices for Hand Hygiene

The Best Practices for Hand Hygiene In all Health Care Settings, 4th Edition addresses the performance of hand hygiene in health care settings across the continuum of care. This document provides updated information on infection prevention and control practices for knowing why and when to perform hand hygiene; understanding barriers and enablers that might influence hand hygiene; choosing hand hygiene agents; and applying the correct hand hygiene.

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May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day

World Hand Hygiene Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of good hand hygiene. Here are resources to help you prepare and get involved:


Just Clean Your Hands (JCYH) Program

Just Clean Your Hands (JCYH) program was developed to help reduce health care-associated infections and the spread of infection by providing focused education and tools for promotion, evaluation and auditing to health care providers.


Additional Resources


Fact Sheets

Hand Hygiene





Your 4 Moments for Hand Hygiene

How to Handwash




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