Nephrology

313 Procedure Handwash For Pertioneal Dialysis

  • Procedure Handwash For Pertioneal Dialysis

    Fundamental Principles

    • Achieve good friction
    • Achieve good lather
    • Cover all surfaces of hands and wrists

     The main areas of the hands that harbour germs include:

    •  Base of the fingernails
    •  Webbing between fingers
    •  Any cuts or scratches
    •  Multifaceted rings e.g. Claw-set diamond ring.  Such items should be removed.  No need to remove plain band rings

    Microshield 1: (White Liquid Soap)

    This is best applied for normal hand cleansing, following basic principles of hand washing such as rubbing hands together, rubbing between fingers and on the back of the hand, whilst keeping hands higher than elbows.

    Microschield 2: (Green Chlorhexidine Liquid Soap)

    This is best applied for procedural hand cleansing, following basic principles of hand washing.

    An important part of hand washing is that aseptic, non-touch technique be practiced, including: not contaminating cleaned hands with unclean surfaces, practicing non-touch technique when spiking fluid bags and disconnecting lines.