Guidelines on hand hygiene in health care institutions


Summary. Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) are huge problem all over the world, and 5–10% of all hospitalized

patients will develop infection during hospitalization. From the times of I. P. Semelweiss we know that clean hands are the

most important single factor that can decrease the number of HCAI. World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised this

problem and developed Guidelines for hand hygiene in healthcare institutions.


Read the guidelines as .pdf.