Patient Safety Tool: 10 Hand Hygiene Posters for Clinical Staff From the Department of Veteran Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has developed numerous posters which provide information on hand hygiene and are available as a free download.


To help your organization raise hand hygiene awareness among its clinical staff, which includes clinic and hospital staff who work with patients and are familiar with technical healthcare terminology, such as nurses, doctors, trainees and other health professionals, here are links to download 10 different VA-developed posters targeted at clinical staff. Note: Links to posters are named based on the core message of the poster, and all are in PDF format.


1. Stop Disease in Its Tracks


2. Stop: Please Remove Germs by Decontaminating Your Hands!


3. Clean Your Hands


4. Save Money and Lives


5. Save Time


6. All Hands to the Pump


7. Stop Spreading Germs in Seconds!


8. Don't Get Caught Germy Handed


9. Your Hands Are Lovely


10. The Juice is Worth the Squeeze


Organizations are encouraged to print these posters on 8.5" x 11" paper using a standard office printer. The VA suggests posting these posters in meeting/conference Rooms, staff lounges, staff restrooms and on bulletin boards.


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