Hand Hygiene Video
The Council of Ambulance Authorities has produced a video to aid with our Hand Hygiene campaign's message 'Take Five for Hand Hygiene'.
The video linked above is a powerful example of how wide contaminants can spread in the absence of good hand hygiene.
In this video, the CAA takes you through an ambulance trip from when a crew first arrives in a patient's home to where they are handed over to the hospital emergency department. It shows the variety of people the crew comes in contact with and how poor hand hygiene aids in the spread of infection.
CAA would like to thank St John NZ for producing the video.
Please watch and let us remind you how critical it is to Take Five for Hand Hygiene.
Your Five Moments
The campaign is designed to highlight 5 key moments when dealing with patients and importantly speaks about good hand hygiene and the over-reliance on wearing gloves, that when inappropriately used can assist in spreading contaminants. The 2020 Hand Hygiene Video (above) shows how far the spread can reach through the use of a single pair of gloves.
While this campaign is designed to work alongside the WHO Global Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th, in the current COVID-19 crisis we wanted to release the video and collateral earlier to aid in the reduction of the spread of infectious disease. Taking Five for Hand Hygiene will save lives.
Our aim is to remind everyone of the 5 steps listed below:
Your Five Moments For Hand Hygiene are:
- Before touching a patient
- Before clean/aseptic procedure
- After blood/body fluid exposure risk
- After touching a patient
- After leaving the patient environment
The Council of Ambulance Authorities has been facilitating Working Groups and information sharing across the ambulance sector in Australasia while dealing with COVID-19. Our role is to assist our members and encourage ambulance services to work together through this challenging time to implement streamlined approaches.
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
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