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9. When should hands be washed in the presence of VRE?

  • After going to the bathroom;
  • before and after providing care;
  • after any contact with the environment of a carrier (e.g.: bed, doorknobs, bedside table, toilet), and on leaving the room.

Remember that in general, you should also wash your hands:

  • before preparing, handling, serving or eating food;
  • after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  • after accidental contamination by blood or other biological liquids;
  • when hands are visibly dirty.
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