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Hand hygiene is a critical healthcare intervention for controlling care-related infections, but adherence by healthcare workers is often disregarded. In 2005 the World Health Organization launched the ‘Clean Care is Safer Care’ campaign to promote and encourage hand hygiene.1
Proper hand hygiene should therefore be an issue considered central to the daily practice of a healthcare professional. However, several studies have shown that there has been an increase in the use of hand sanitisers in conjunction with the crucial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.2 In fact, of the healthcare interventions effective in containing COVID-19, in addition to the use of personal protective equipment, hand hygiene represents the most basic one in both healthcare workers and the general population. …
Contributors Both authors contributed equally to the planning, conduct and reporting of the work described.
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