Moment 3 - After a Procedure or Body Fluid Exposure Risk

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Hand hygiene immediately after a procedure or body fluid exposure risk as hands could be contaminated with body fluid.

Even if you have had gloves on you should still perform hand hygiene after removing them as gloves are not always a complete impermeable barrier. Hands may also have been contaminated in teh process of removing the gloves.


To protect yourself and the healthcare surroundings from becoming contaminated with potential pathogens.

in detail:

After any Moment 2

See Moment 2

After any potential body fluid exposure

Contact with a used urinary bottle / bedpan, Contact with sputum either directly or indirectly via a cup or tissue, Contact with used specimen jars / pathology samples, Cleaning dentures, Cleaning spills of urine, faeces or vomit from patient surroundings, After touching the outside of a drain

 Contact with any of the following:

Blood, Saliva, Mucous, Semen, Tears, Wax, Breast milk, Colostrum Urine, Faeces, Vomitus, Pleural fluid, Cerebrospinal fluid, Ascites fluid, Organic body samples eg. Biopsy samples, Cell samples, Lochia, Meconium, Pus, Bone Marrow, Bile.