Hand Hygiene

Clean hands are the best protection against infection

With an increase in drug-resistant bacteria present in all hospital settings, it has become increasingly important for healthcare employees to follow hand hygiene guidelines, which is part of The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals. When you clean your hands, you reduce the likelihood of spreading bacteria from one patient to another. In fact, UC San Diego Health System is part of a growing number of hospitals that monitor hand hygiene among employees. This effort is part of a comprehensive program to keep patients safe. Look for alcohol-based hand sanitizers around our facilities to protect the health of patients, visitors and employees.