Moment 5 - After Touching a Patient's Surroundings

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Hand hygiene after touching a patient's surroundings even when the patient has not been touched.

Always hand hygiene before leaving the room.


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

in detail:

After touching the patient’s immediate surroundings when the patient has not been touched.

Patient surroundings include: Bed, Bedrails, Linen, Table, Bedside chart, Bedside locker, Call bell/TV remote control, Light switches, Personal belongings (including books, Mobility aids), Chair, Foot stool, Monkey bar