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Patient Safety Tool: 'How to Handrub/Handwash' Poster From WHO

The World Health Organization offers a free, downloadable poster showing how to properly handrub with an alcohol-based formulation and handwash using soap and water.


The poster uses images and a flow chart to clearly represent the processes which help ensure proper hand hygiene.


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Download the hand hygiene poster (pdf) for use in your facility.


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