The patient care situations that involve a risk of infection are closely linked to the surroundings of the respective patient. To disinfect the hands at the right moment, it is therefore important to recognize the different zones within the patient surroundings.

They are a milestone for compliance: the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene. It is not without reason that the German Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO) has embedded the “5 Moments” concept in their new recommendations. Hand hygiene has become much easier since the many individual indications were pooled in five indication groups. For employees, it is easier to recognize the right moment for hand disinfection within their working processes. And the compliance increases.

 

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