The APIC 2015 “Guide to Hand Hygiene Programmes for Infection Control” is a best-practices primer providing the tools needed to adapt national and international hand hygiene guidelines for specific environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of hand hygiene programs and their key components based on the latest available research data.
It starts with a general section on hand hygiene and why it is important, followed by a guide to hand hygiene formulations and hand hygiene monitoring. It also gives a review of methods for implementing Hand Hygiene Programs and strategies for achieving behaviour change. It contains references to key scientific studies, guidelines etc
This guide is a collaborative effort among expert infection preventionists with a passion for hand hygiene. In each section, authors synthesize best practice recommendations from research and an in-depth knowledge of the emerging trends with the goal of making the findings relevant for practice.
The guide can be found at: http://www.apic.org/Resource_/EliminationGuideForm/9fae54e1-ebb9-44f9-a5b2-1079565d6c34/File/To%20download%20the%20PDF%20of%20Guide%20to%20Hand%20Hygiene%20Programs%20for%20Infection%20Prevention.pdf