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
Your 4 Moments for Hand Hygiene (Hospitals)
Training for health care providers on the essential moments for hand hygiene.
PHO Grand Rounds: What Public Health Ontario’s new document “Recommendations for the Prevention, Detection and Management of Occupational Contact Dermatitis in Health Care Settings” can add to EOH and IPAC best practices
This session will summarize a series of evidence-based recommendations for the prevention, early detection and management of occupational contact dermatitis in HCWs, through an interactive and engaging presentation.