Sustainable procurement quick guide: Routine hand hygiene

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Published: 02/02/2024

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Language: English

Infection prevention and control in health care are of primary importance. Hand hygiene remains one of the most critical infection prevention strategies in health care.
Antimicrobials remain one of the most important lines of defense in the prevention of infection.
However, common antimicrobial ingredients, such as triclosan and triclocarban, which are used widely in health care for hand hygiene, have also been shown to pose hazards for employees and the environment and may increase antimicrobial resistance.

Our routine hand hygiene quick guide includes target goals, workers’ protection, procurement criteria and safer alternatives.