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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | April 2014

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The importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of infection

The importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of infection
Infection Control

Pages: 75 - 78

Article topics: Cleansing, Hand Hygiene, Infection Control, Soap

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).