"In Healthcare environments, the primary strategy for avoiding infection therefore MUST be hand hygiene according to the WHO 5 moments. This risk-based approach aims to eliminate transfer at key moments for infection prevention, namely preventing transfer of pathogens from the environment to the patient and preventing ingress to the patient's system via wounds or mouth. In Healthcare and in general office environments, the additional supporting strategy of providing antimicrobial surfaces is valuable and should be encouraged where appropriate, however this strategy is only of value where good hand hygiene is practiced and cannot be a replacement," concludes Dr. Hines.
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