Preventing infection in care: hand hygiene

The most common way germs are spread is by people's hands. Hands are covered in a range of micro-organisms, many harmless, but some can also cause illnesses such as diarrhoea and vomiting, flu and other serious illness.

This video resource documents appropriate hand hygiene for working in care environments.

Publisher: 
Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS)
Publisher: 
NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
Published: 
2011
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