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Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

Author: SHEA, HICPAC, APIC, IDSA Hand Hygiene Taskforce
Date Published:12/1/2002 10:55:00 AM
Publication Format: PDF
Abstract: Abstract: This document provides healthcare workers with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis in healthcare settings, as well as specific recommendations to promote improved hand‐hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel. Recommendations concerning related issues (e.g., the use of surgical hand antiseptics, hand lotions or creams, and wearing of artificial fingernails) are also included.

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