Hand hygiene

Type of item
Visual resources
Year of publication



This short film was made for the International Day of Hand Hygiene organised by the World Health Organization in 2011 to raise awareness of the protection measures needed by medical personnel, as well as by volunteers, family, etc. The video shows bad working practice, namely different situations in which healthcare workers could pick up microorganisms and spread them around. It also shows good working practices; for example, a healthcare worker desinfecting his hands at several stations of his work.

Other data

Provider name (English)
SIMPIOS — Italian Multidisciplinary Society for the Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections
Provider name (Original)
Società Italiana Multidisciplinare per la Prevenzione delle Infezioni nelle Organizzazioni Sanitarie (SIMPIOS)
Type of provider
Tasks covered
Contact with Humans or Animals
Biological hazard
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Hazard - physical state
Not applicable
Hazard - health effects
Exposure route
Dermal contact
Substance Description

Not substance specific

Prevention measures
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target group
All (no specific target group)