Clean Care is Safer Care

Tools for institutional safety climate

The institutional safety climate refers to the environment and perceptions of patient safety issues at the health-care facility, in which hand hygiene improvement is a high priority.

The institutional safety climate will be a key priority for health-care facilities in advanced stages of hand hygiene improvement in order to maintain motivation and momentum for the excellent standards achieved. It is, however, important to consider the Institutional Safety Climate at all stages.

Key tools

Guide to Implementation of the WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy (revised August 2009)

Access this complete guide to initiating a hand hygiene improvement strategy and how to use the other tools.

Template Action Plan

A guide to help you create an Action Plan specific for your health-care facility

Tools for institutional safety climate

Template Letter to Advocate Hand Hygiene to Managers (revised August 2009)

To assist a person interested in introducing / reinvigorating hand hygiene initiatives in acquiring support from key decision makers .

Template Letter to Communicate Hand Hygiene Initiatives to Managers (revised August 2009)

To help a person interested in introducing / reinvigorating hand hygiene initiatives in communicating important messages to key health-care workers.

Guidance on Engaging Patients and Patient Organizations in Hand Hygiene Initiatives (revised August 2009)

Advice for engaging patients and patient organizations.

Sustaining Improvement – Additional Activities for Consideration by Heath-Care Facilities (revised August 2009)

Advice on possible supplementary activities to maintain the momentum and standards of hand hygiene.

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Promotional Video

A short film to promote hand hygiene and the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands initiative.

WHO supports World Sepsis Day - 13 September 2014

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands promotional video

Key documents

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (revised Aug 2009)

Guide to implementation of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy (revised Aug 2009)

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