Hand hygiene relates to the removal of visible soil and the removal or killing of transient microorganisms from the hands. Hand hygiene may be accomplished using an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and running water. This page has information and resources related to hand hygiene.
Best Practices for Hand Hygiene in All Health Care Settings, 4th edition
This document was developed to provide best practices for the performance of hand hygiene in health care settings across the continuum of care. This includes, but is not limited to, acute care, complex continuing care, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care homes, chronic care, pre-hospital care and home health care.
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.
Launched by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) in 2008, the multi-faceted, evidence-based 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 promoting, evaluating and auditing for health care providers.
How to Hand Rub
How to Hand Wash
PHO Grand Rounds: The 2020-21 Influenza Season - Hope for the best, plan for the worst (Repeat presentation)
Very little influenza circulated in the Southern Hemisphere during the 2020 respiratory virus season, potentially due to measures to control COVID-19. It is possible that little influenza will circulate in the Northern Hemisphere as well, however it is important to plan for possible co-circulation of COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory viruses.