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Hand hygiene

Following hand hygiene procedures is an important way to prevent the spread of infection. All hospital staff receive extensive, ongoing education about proper hand hygiene.

In addition to soap and water, dispensers with alcohol-based hand rubs are available for staff and visitors.

How you can help:

  • Before and after visiting your loved one in the hospital, use the Purell alcohol-based hand rub dispenser outside each patient's room.
  • Please follow any other infection control procedures outlined by your loved one's care team and do not visit when you are ill.
  • Follow respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette procedures, particularly during cold and flu season.