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My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

The My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene approach defines the key moments when health-care workers should perform hand hygiene.

This evidence-based, field-tested, user-centred approach is designed to be easy to learn, logical and applicable in a wide range of settings.

This approach recommends health-care workers to clean their hands

  • before touching a patient,
  • before clean/aseptic procedures,
  • after body fluid exposure/risk,
  • after touching a patient, and
  • after touching patient surroundings.
My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

Find out more about My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene by clicking the links below.

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care

Hand Hygiene Posters

Hand Hygiene When and How Leaflet

A summary of when and how to perform hand hygiene.

'My five moments for hand hygiene': a user-centred design approach to understand, train, monitor and report hand hygiene

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