Clean hands provide safety

AniCura’s fourth survey on the use of alcohol-based hand-sanitizer showed an increased use in 58% of the surveyed clinics. 149 clinics from 10 countries participated and the average consumption was 8.9 ml per patient day* which is higher than the 2019 average of 7.1 (no measurement was done in 2020 due to the pandemic). The country-specific results are shown in the table.
COVID-19 has shown the importance of hand hygiene. In human healthcare, the use of alcohol-based hand-sanitizer is the superior method for achieving good hand hygiene and thereby improved patient and work safety.
AniCura has guidelines for infection prevention and control, and every Associate working with patients should know these guidelines and take personal responsibility to work accordingly. The guidelines have been translated into all languages used at AniCura.