JCN Online Journals
Welcome the the Journal section of JCN Online. Here you can view every article from the current Journal of Community Nursing.
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The importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of infection
Hand hygiene is a term used to describe the removal of microorganisms from the hands using soap or a cleansing solution and water (hand washing), or a waterless antimicrobial agent (hand rubbing) (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence [NICE], 2013; World Health Organization [WHO], 2013).