Moment 4 - After Touching a Patient
To protect yourself and the healthcare surroundings from harmful patient germs
After any Moment 1 except where there has been a potential body fluids exposure
See Moment 1 and 2
TO PREVENT: Infection in HCWs and / or cross colonisation of the healthcare environment and HCWs
After touching a patient the HCW has the patient’s micro-organisms on their hands; these micro-organisms can be passed on to whatever the HCW is in contact with next.