Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene Resources

These resources are available free of charge to AOM members.

Handrub Reference Card (5"x7")
Instrument pre-cleaning steps on reverse
Download, or to order hard copies, email maryk.dunn@aom.on.ca
Caring Hands, Clean Hands Posters (11"x17")
To order hard copies, email maryk.dunn@aom.on.ca
Hand Hygiene Tip Sheet
Download, or to order hard copies, email maryk.dunn@aom.on.ca

Hand Hygiene Stickers
To order (free of charge), email handhygiene@oahpp.ca


Public Health Ontario. Best Practices for Hand Hygiene in all Health Care Settings, 4th ed. 2014 April. Available from: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/eRepository/2010-12%20BP%20Hand%20Hygiene.pdf

Public Health Agency of Canada. Hand Hygiene Practices in Health Care Settings. 2012. Available from: http://www.chica.org/pdf/2013_PHAC_Hand%20Hygiene-EN


IPAC Work Group Objective and Values Statement

Objective: To support the continuous improvement of infection prevention and control practices in midwifery by making recommendations about priorities and strategies to the midwifery community.  

The IPAC Work Group believes that this objective will be best met by:

  1. Respecting the values and model of midwifery care.
  2. Recognizing the importance of both the needs of each individual client and the needs of the community of clients.
  3. Acknowledging that midwifery clients and their babies are generally healthy, yet everyone is susceptible to or may carry infection.
  4. Respecting midwives’ ethical responsibility to provide care that protects their clients and themselves from infection.  
  5. Remaining aware of the potential impact on the environment.
  6. Empowering midwives and practice groups to reflect on their own practice and make adjustments in a way that considers the context in which they are providing care.