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Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections
Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections75006
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MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT: Hand hygiene -- a simple, low-cost, and effective procedure, is the single most important method of preventing health care associated infections. All people in health care facilities, including patients, visitors, and medical personnel, can help prevent these infections by cleaning their hands frequently. Hand hygiene can be performed with soap and running water for 40 to 60 seconds, or by thoroughly rubbing on an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for 20 to 30 seconds. If you are receiving health care, you are part of the health care team. And you should make sure that everyone who comes into contact with you cleans their hands.

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Last Updated: Apr 1st, 2020

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