Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)
Clean Your Hands
Did you know hand hygiene is the simplest way to prevent up to 50% of infections and illnesses? Every year, an estimated 5-7 per cent of patients admitted to hospitals develop a preventable and even deadly hospital-acquired infection such as C. Difficile , MRSA and VRE.
If you're visiting a hospital, consider these important tips:
- When you enter and leave the hospital
- Before and after contact with your loved one
- Before eating
Learn more by visiting the following links:
SAH Particpates in Clean Hands Protect Lives Campaign
Hand Cleaning is one of the best ways you and your care providers can prevent infections from spreading.
Click here to view the Pamphlet. (PDF)
Click here to learn how to clean your hands. (PDF)