Infection prevention and control

Tools as reminders in the workplace

Reminders in the workplace are important to prompt health-care workers to practice hand hygiene and to inform patients and their visitors of the standard of care they should expect from their health-care workers. Posters and pocket leaflet are among the most common types of reminder.

Key tools

Guide to implementation of the WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy (revised August 2009)
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Access this complete guide to initiating a hand hygiene improvement strategy and how to use the other tools.

Template Action Plan
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A guide to help you create an Action Plan specific for your health-care facility.


Posters featuring the importance of Moment 5 for Hand Hygiene linked to environment contamination by MDROs: English, French, Spanish.

WHO 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene screensaver

Tools as reminders in the workplace

Hand Hygiene Posters
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Download posters on Your 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene, How to Handrub and How to Handwash to display at your health-care facility.

Posters on hand hygiene in outpatient care
SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands screensaver
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Download the screensaver here.

Hand Hygiene When and How Leaflet - two versions (revised August 2009)
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Summary of how and when to perform hand hygiene.

Hand hygiene videos