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Hand hygiene

At Novant Health, we support the nationwide effort to ensure that patients coming into the hospital with specific conditions receive recommended care. These recommendations are based on years of research on interventions that have been proven to improve outcomes for these conditions.

Hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of illness. This is why Novant Health promotes good hand hygiene, which means care givers should wash hands with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after each patient contact.

Compliance with strong hand hygiene protocols has led to a significant decrease in several key infection rates.