IC2 Hand decontamination Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Infection prevention and control
Issue No
Issue 5

Target Audience

All CWP staff


This hand hygiene SOP has been devised for all healthcare professionals to able to refer to regarding all aspects of hand hygiene. Evidence clearly demonstrates that cross infection can, and does occur on the hands of healthcare workers and the hands of staff are the most common vehicle by which micro-organisms are transmitted between patients (Ayliffe, 2000) and it is therefore imperative that all Trust employees are familiar with, understand and practice the principles set out in this SOP.


Lead executive
Director of Infection, Prevention and Control (DIPC)

Author and contact number
Infection Prevention and Control Team
01244 397312

Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

07 February 2019

Review Date

07 February 2024

Approval Meeting

Infection Prevention and Control Sub Committee (IPCSC)


IC2 Hand Hygiene SOP Issue 5.pdf

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