Hand-washing


Policy 670.30


Policy Statement


Hand washing should occur before and after each patient contact, after contact with contaminated surfaces, and after glove use. Plain soap is adequate for general care. Antimicrobial soaps should be used in areas caring for patients at high risk of infection. Alcohol hand-rubs are appropriate for rapid hand decontamination between patient contacts. They are not a substitute for hand washing if hands are soiled.

Applicability of the Policy


All Students

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies


Related University of Vermont Policies


Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)


12.8 Student Exposure Policies/Procedures

History


  • 5/20/2014 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/17/2020 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight


Associate/Assistant Dean for Students (Director of Student Well-being)

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