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  • May'18

World Hand Hygiene Day

On the occasion of World Hand Hygiene Day the Allied and Health Science wing has organised a workshop on

Title : Hand Hygiene Day
Speaker : Dr. Rangalakshmi
Date : 5th May 2018
Time : 10:30 am onwards
Venue : Kadamba Hall


Hand hygiene day was celebrated on 5/5/18. This was conducted by anesthesiology, Paramedical and allied sciences departments.
Ms. Swetha gave an introductory speech highlighting the importance of hand hygiene.

Dr. Sahajananda welcomed the dignitaries who graced the function.
Invocation by the paramedical DOTT students was followed by lighting the sacred lamp.

Dr. Sathymurthy Dean, RRMCH spoke on the importance of Hand hygiene and also recited a Sanskrit sloka.

Dr. Sangeetha HOD of microbiology spoke about the history of Hand hygiene and the importance of following the standard guidelines. WHO calls on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) action. Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. At the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017, Member States adopted a resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.

Nursing Chief Mrs. Meenakshi spoke about the hand washing guidelines. She insisted that we must Take 5 Moments to clean our hands to prevent sepsis in health care.” She also announced that we “Be a champions in promoting hand hygiene to prevent sepsis in health care.”

DOTT student Miss. Swetha nicely presented a PPT on Hand Hygiene. She also said, infections acquired during health care delivery, are common and are a risk factor for developing sepsis but we can prevent this. Effective hand hygiene plays a key role. On world hand hygiene day (5 May), the focus for everyone should be on prevention of sepsis in health care. Ask for 5 Moments of clean hands to prevent sepsis in health care. She described the 5 moments where we should observe hand hygiene strictly.

The presentation was followed by cultural activities like skits and dances depicting hand hygiene.

Quiz competition was also conducted. Nurses and paramedical students participated in the same. The questions highlighted the hand hygiene in Healthcare. Winners of the Quiz competition were awarded prizes. Meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Prathibha.

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