The Critical Role of Hand Hygiene

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The Critical Role of Hand Hygiene in Preventing Surgical Infections

At Bend Surgery Center, patient safety is our top priority, and one of the most crucial elements in ensuring this safety is proper hand hygiene. We want to emphasize the importance of hand hygiene in preventing surgical infections and highlight the rigorous practices we follow to protect our patients.

Hand hygiene is the cornerstone of infection control in medical settings. Proper handwashing techniques can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting harmful pathogens that can cause infections. In surgical environments, where patients are particularly vulnerable, maintaining strict hand hygiene protocols is essential to prevent post-operative infections.

Our team at Bend Surgery Center is committed to following the highest standards of hand hygiene. Here’s how we do it:

  1. Rigorous Training: All our staff undergo comprehensive training in hand hygiene practices. This includes understanding when and how to wash hands, the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and the importance of maintaining clean and healthy skin.
  2. State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our surgical center is equipped with advanced handwashing stations and hand sanitizers placed strategically throughout the facility to encourage frequent use by both staff and visitors.
  3. Pre-Surgical Preparations: Before any surgical procedure, our team follows a strict hand scrubbing protocol to eliminate any potential contaminants. This thorough preparation helps to create a sterile environment, reducing the risk of infection.
  4. Patient Education: We also educate our patients and their families on the importance of hand hygiene. Simple practices like proper handwashing can contribute to faster recovery and prevent complications after surgery.

By adhering to these stringent hand hygiene practices, Bend Surgery Center ensures a safe and sterile environment for all our patients. We uphold our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and infection control, safeguarding the health and well-being of our community.

Stay safe and healthy by practicing good hand hygiene, both in medical settings and in your everyday life. Together, we can prevent infections and promote overall health.