Do’s and Don’ts of Clinical Wash Hand Basins

by Water Hygiene Centre, on 20-09-2023
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Are you aware of the do's and don'ts when it comes to clinical wash-hand basins? If not, this informative and engaging animation, developed by NHS Education Scotland Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (Healthcare Built Environment) team and NHS Scotland Assure ARHAI Clinical Assurance Team, is well worth watching.

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This video provides valuable insights into the best practices for using hand basins in clinical settings. From proper hand hygiene techniques to preventing splashes and maintaining a clean environment, this video has got it all covered.

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The video has been strategically designed to highlight the correct use of clinical wash hand basins (CWHBs) and their intended purpose. By following a few simple rules, you can significantly minimise the risk of infections.


It's a powerful visual reminder that proper hand hygiene plays a crucial role in maintaining a safe environment for both patients and healthcare professionals, emphasising the importance of using CWHBs correctly.


The following type of educational poster will also promote good practice among health and care staff, as well as create awareness among visitors. By adhering to these guidelines, you can collectively reduce the risk of water-associated infections and ensure the highest level of safety within your healthcare facilities.


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Remember, reducing the risk of water-associated infections starts with each one of us. By following these guidelines and promoting good practice within our healthcare settings, we can create safer environments for all.


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Water Hygiene Centre

The Water Hygiene Centre was established in 2009 to address the lack of independent water hygiene consultancy within the industry. From our humble beginnings, we have established ourselves as a market leader, helping clients identify and minimise the risk of waterborne contamination and disease, whilst improving compliance performance.

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