Moment 4 - After Touching a Patient

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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.