Patient Safety Tool: 'This Is Your Hand Unwashed' Poster

Johns Hopkins Medicine has developed a number of resources to help improve hand hygiene at its organizations.


One such resource is a colorful poster contrasting a normal looking hand to a hand that is unwashed and what different bacteria and diseases could be present on it as a result, along with the message, "This Is Your Hand UNWASHED!"


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The poster then provides simple guidance for what to do when washing hands using soap and water or when using alcohol-based hand cleaners.


It ends with the reminder for its staff members to "Wash Your Hands."


Download the Johns Hopkins Medicine hand hygiene poster (jpg) for use in your facility.


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