Good hand hygiene is the single most effective way to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections. Hand hygiene involves everyone in the hospital, including patients, visitors and health care providers.
Proper hand hygiene involves using the alcohol-based hand rub or washing with soap and water.
An alcohol-based hand rub should be used:
There are alcohol-based hand rub stations at every entrance, in the elevator lobbies and outside of patient rooms on every unit at Bridgepoint. Please use them – frequently and regularly!
- Upon entering and exiting Bridgepoint;
- Before and after visiting a patient room;
- After sneezing or coughing.
Hand washing with soap and water is done:
Please refer to our hand hygiene brochure to learn more.
- After using the toilet;
- Any time hands look soiled.
What are Bridgepoint’s hand hygiene compliance rates?
Posted on this website, on an annual basis, is our compliance rate for:
- Hand hygiene before initial contact with the patient/patient’s environment for all health care providers (orange bar);
- Hand hygiene after contact with the patient/patient’s environment for all health care providers (green bar).