What are the five moments for hand hygiene?
In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced “The Five Moments of Hand Hygiene” in an attempt to reduce the number of healthcare-related infections.
The guidelines were adopted by many organisations and your student.
The 5 “moments” are:
- Before touching a patient
- Before clean/aseptic procedures
- After body fluid exposure risk
- After touching a patient
- After touching a patient’s surroundings
That's all very well, but ...
Getting nurses to clean their hands at these moments is one thing. Getting them to do it well is quite another.
The trouble for any trainer is that most nurses will tell you that they already know how to wash and sanitise their hands. It takes something more than a quick demo and a hand washing poster in the staff room to change their minds.
That’s where GlitterBug comes in.
GlitterBug Potion provides a confronting visual demonstration of how poor hand washing can leave germs on hands – germs that can infect other patients or the nurses themselves.
GlitterBug Gel does the same thing with hand sanitising. Nurses can see instantly the areas that are being missed by the alcohol sanitiser.
Kit - Intermediate
Professional Hand Hygiene Training Kit
For the pro trainer, this kit gives you 3 full-size bottles of GlitterBug Potion and a single bottle of GlitterBug Gel, to allow you to effectively teach hand washing and hand sanitisation.
BONUS: includes a FREE copy of The Rotten Food Cookbook
Kit - Intermediate
Standard Hand Hygiene Training Kit
Including GlitterBug Potion and Gel, the Standard handwashing training kit is our recommended kit for training providers.
Kit - Basic
Hand Washing Training Kit
Get started with GlitterBug with our entry-level hand washing kit, the GlitterBug Training Kit, which includes a UV torch and a bottle of GlitterBug Potion.