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Five moments for hand hygiene

5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

The newly developed Five Moments for Hand Hygiene has emerged from the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (Advanced Draft) to add value to any hand hygiene improvement strategy. Quite simply, it defines the key moments for hand hygiene, overcoming misleading language and complicated descriptions. It presents a unified vision and promotes a strong sense of ownership.

Not only does the Five Moments align with the evidence base concerning the spread of HAI but it is interwoven with the natural workflow of care and is designed to be easy to learn, logical and applicable in a wide range of settings. Find out more about your Five Moments by clicking the links below.

Tools for 5 Moments - English

Tools for 5 moments - French

Localised adaptions of the Five Moments

Several countries have adapted the tools and resources available to fit their local circumstance and language. For details of these, please go to the link below: