Shining the Light on Hand Hygiene

Shining the Light on Hand Hygiene

The Infection Control Team hosted an event to tie in with the World Health Organisation’s ‘Hand Hygiene Day’ in May 2014.

Over two study sessions at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, hand hygiene trainers were given updates on current hand hygiene issues, with a focus on the role of hand hygiene in combating Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR). Those who attended were also given the opportunity to win prizes – and see just how clean their hands really were by putting them under the light box!

Eliza Jenkins, MRSA Screening Project Manager and Infection Control Nurse – was pleased with the turnout at the event. She said: “We were delighted to see so many of our Hand Hygiene trainers attend this event. In addition to the trainers being updated it also provided the Infection Prevention and Control Team the opportunity to thank them for their hard work ensuring staff were compliant with hand hygiene and up to date with their training.”

Summer 2014 News