Clean hands count for healthcare providers
Series:Clean hands count
Description:Healthcare providers factsheet.
Know the truth to protect yourself and protect your pagents
• Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is more effective and less drying than using soap and water.
• Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer does NOT cause antibiotic resistance.
• Alcohol-based hand sanitizer does not kill C. difficile, but it is still the overall recommended method for hand hygiene practice.
• Some healthcare providers miss certain areas when cleaning their hands.
• The amount of product you use matters.
• Glove use is not a substitute for cleaning your hands. Dirty gloves can soil your hands.
• On average, healthcare providers perform hand hygiene less than half of the times they should.
This material was developed by CDC. The Clean Hands Count Campaign is made possible by a partnership between the CDC Foundation and GOJO.
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