Infection Control Practitioner
The World Hand Hygiene Day is observed on 5th May, every year. In the present times, this day holds a lot of significance in our lives as we are battling against the COVID-19 pandemic. This day is observed to make people aware of the importance of hand hygiene.
World Hand Hygiene Day 2022: Unite for safety – clean your hands! 5 May 2022
When a health facility’s “quality and safety climate or culture” values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC), this results in both patients and health workers feeling protected and cared for. To prioritize clean hands in hospital people at all levels need to believe in the importance of hand hygiene and Infection Prevention to save lives, by acting as key players in achieving the appropriate behaviors and attitudes towards it. In other words, health care workers at all levels and people accessing health care facilities need to unite on ensuring clean hands. Objective to celebrate this day is To recognize that people of all levels should work together to influence the culture/climate through clean hands knowledge and behavior, to meet the common goal of safety and quality in the health care organization.Unite, talk and work together on hand hygiene for high quality safer care everywhere.
Slogan of this year is Unite for safety: clean your hands. This year’s theme for World Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May 2022, is focused on recognizing that we can add to a facility’s climate or culture of safety and quality through cleaning our hands but also that a strong quality and safety culture will encourage people to clean hands at the right times and with the right products.
We at Valiant will celebrate this day as well, to encourage everyone to maintain Hand Hygiene at all times. Let’s wash hands and save the community. Health care workers: thank you for leading by example and encouraging others to clean their hands. Infection Control practitioners: thank you for engaging health workers to be part of new hand hygiene initiatives.