IC2 Hand decontamination Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)


Category
Infection prevention and control
Code
IC2
Issue No
6

Target Audience

All CWP staff

Purpose

This hand hygiene SOP has been devised for all healthcare professionals 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.

Origin

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

Author and contact number
Infection Prevention and Control Team
01244 397700


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

07 February 2019

Approval Meeting

Infection Prevention and Control Sub Committee (IPCSC)

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