Cleaning your hands saves lives. Doctors can be exposed to a range of pathogenic microorganisms when coming into contact with contaminated instruments, equipment and environmental surfaces. These infections can then be passed on to patients, colleagues and family members.
Proper hand hygiene is one of the three key ways to prevent the spread of infections (alongside infection prevention education and effective surface cleaning and disinfection). That’s why Whiteley offers anti-bacterial hand sanitiser, hand soap and hand moisturiser. Whiteley’s Bactol® Alcohol Gel is TGA registered and manufactured in Australia.
According to the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, there are five moments when healthcare workers should lean their hands: before touching a patient, before a procedure, after a procedure or body substance exposure risk, after touching a patient and after touching a patient’s surroundings.