APIC [32]

CDC [15]

WHO-“My Five Moments for Hand Hygiene” [33]

1. Just before touching a patient

1. Before touching a patient, even if gloves will be worn

1. Before touching a patient

2. Prior to performing an aseptic task (e.g., placing an IV, preparing an injection)

2. Before clean/aseptic procedure

2. After touching blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions and contaminated items (including front of the HD machine)

3. After contact with blood, body fluids, excretions, or wound dressings

3. After body fluid exposure risk

3. Before leaving a patient station

4. Before exiting the patient’s care area after touching the patient or the patient’s immediate environment

4. After touching a patient

5. After touching patient surroundings

4. Before accessing or restocking supplies

5. If hands will be moving from a contaminated-body site to a clean-body site during patient care

5. After gloves are removed

6. After glove removal