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Hand Hygiene-related Basic Expectations for Safe Care

The Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care published by the CDC in 2016 includes an Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Settings (Appendix A).11 The Infection Prevention Checklist, Section I.5, Hand Hygiene, provides a tool to monitor institutional compliance with administrative measures and Section II.1, Hand Hygiene is Practiced Correctly, is an evaluation tool to monitor compliance by direct observation of oral HCP.