UNDERSTANDING THE FIVE MOMENTS OF HAND HYGIENE AND BREAKING THE CHAIN OF INFECTION
Preventing the spread of COVID19
Indirect or direct contact occurs when a person’s hands or clothing come in to contact with another surface. This allows bugs to easily be spread across different surfaces and equipment. This is known as ‘The Chain of Infection’.
Regular handwashing and correct cleaning of surfaces stops the transfer of bugs.
5 Moments for Hand Hygiene
The World Health Organisation has published the ‘5 moments of hand hygiene’ for all healthcare workers. Further information is available here: https://www.hha.org.au/hand-hygiene/5-moments-for-hand-hygiene
‘Based on the ‘My 5 moments for Hand Hygiene‘ © World Health Organization 2009. All rights reserved.’