Hand Hygiene Indicators
We aim to minimise the risk of infection to patients, staff and visitors that come to our hospital.
What SJMC does to reduce your risk
SJMC has programmes in place to detect and prevent infections that are common within hospitals. Visitors to SJMC are encouraged through appropriate signages to use antiseptic hand rub located throughout the hospital.
What you can do to regduce your risk
There are several ways you can assist in preventing an infection:
- Always wash your hands after using the toilet, bedpan or a commode
- Wash or clean your hands before eating
- Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor or staff caring for you, if they have washed their hands
- Avoid touching your wound or devices (for example, fluid tubes into your arm or drain tubes)
- Let the care staff know if your wound or areas around any of the lines or tubes become red or swollen or painful
- Discourage visitors who may be feeling unwell
- Stop smoking before any surgery, as smoking increases the risk of infection
One of the most effective ways to prevent infection spreading amongst patients is for all health professionals to wash their hands. Hand hygiene is conducted in accordance with the ‘five moments’ that are: before touching a patient; before a procedure; after a procedure; after touching a patient; and after touching a patient’s environment.
SJMC participates in the WHO hand hygiene strategy, and hand hygiene audits are conducted regularly.
Hand hygiene compliance is reported as the percentage of correct moments from all observed moments.
Hand Hygiene compliance (A higher rate is better)
||Healthcare industry published rates
|Average for 2021
|Overall Hand Hygiene Compliance (a higher rate is better)
||Malaysia Patient Safety Goals target. 75%