Clean Care is Safer Care

Tools for training and education

All health-care workers require clear and comprehensive training and education on the importance of hand hygiene, the "My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene" approach and the correct procedures for handrubbing and handwashing.


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

In August 2009, a number of these tools were modified. A document was developed to describe these changes:

Tools for training and education

Slides for the Hand Hygiene Co-ordinator (revised August 2009)

To help your hand hygiene representative to advocate hand hygiene to health-care workers and managers.

Slides for Education Sessions for Trainers, Observers and Health-care Workers (revised August 2009)

To train health-care workers on health care-associated infection and hand hygiene.

Hand Hygiene Training Films and Slides Accompanying the Training Films (slides revised August 2009)

To train health-care workers on health care-associated infection and hand hygiene.

Hand Hygiene Technical Reference Manual

A manual to train health-care workers on practising, teaching and observing hand hygiene.

Observation Form (revised August 2009)

A form to complete when monitoring hand hygiene

Hand Hygiene Why, How and When Brochure (revised August 2009)

A summary of the Why, How and When of hand hygiene

Glove Use Information Leaflet (revised August 2009)

On the appropriate use of gloves with respect to hand hygiene.

Your 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene Poster

A poster explaining the My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene approach to display at your health-care facility.

Frequently-asked Questions (revised May 2010)

Answers to your questions on hand hygiene in health care.

Key Scientific Publications (revised August 2009)

View a bibliography of selected publications on hand hygiene.

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.

Key Measures for Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease

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)

Contact us

For more information about Clean Care is Safer Care, please contact the team at savelives@who.int.