Hand washing saves lives! It is one small thing that your health provider can do to make a major difference in keeping you safe from dangerous infections and illnesses.
We want you to ask! It is your right to be safe.
"Please wash your hands!"
"Did you wash your hands?"
"Are you going to wash your hands first?"
AVH has adopted hand hygeine standards in place that include the 4 moments for Hand Hygiene. This approach recommends health-care workers to clean their hands:
- before touching a patient
- before clean/aseptic procedures
- after body fluid exposure/risk
- after touching a patient or leaving the patient environment.