The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has developed a Patient and Family Resource Guide.
This is in keeping with the World Health Organization's belief that partnerships with patients and families should be encouraged to participate in the promotion of optimal and sustained hand hygiene practices in all healthcare settings.
This guide offers basic information to patients and families about hand hygiene, the issue of healthcare associated infections, and how patients, visitors, and family members can actively participate in making healthcare safer. The guide also provides ideas and cues for supporting optimal hand hygiene practices in any setting.
Additional guidance on how to engage patients and patient organizations in hand hygiene initiatives can be found on the WHO Website.