Aktion Saubere Hände supports outpatient facilities in the implementation of an intervention package for the improvement of hand hygiene and the optimization of infection prevention free of charge.

Five Good Reasons to take part in Aktion Saubere Hände

1. Patient safety- Hand hygiene at the appropriate time saves lives and thus protects patients.

2. Awareness - Aktion Saubere Hände provides numerous further education and training materials that increase awareness of the subject of hand hygiene. Using them, you make the importance of patient safety publicly visible to your staff. You show—and not only on May 5, World Hand Hygiene Day—that you are committed to these ideas and are actively involved with them. In this regard, Aktion Saubere Hände provides an important stimulus for professional discussions and is always available to answer questions related to hand hygiene.

3. Shared Responsibility - When you participate in Aktion Saubere Hände, you establish well-defined structures in your institution and appoint individuals to be responsible for patient safety. As a result of the clear assignment of responsibility and the range of campaign materials available, individuals can play a role, contribute their specialist competence and commitment, and achieve success together.

4. Innovative Interaction and Communication - Aktion Saubere Hände makes possible direct dialogue and the exchange of information with doctors, hygiene specialists, and quality management personnel. We assist you any time you have questions.

5. Hand hygiene is a Quality Indicator - Not only does an improvement of hand hygiene have an effect on patients and their families, it is also an important indicator of quality. Show your commitment with a certificate from Aktion Saubere Hände.


We extend an invitation to you as an outpatient facility to participate in Aktion Saubere Hände:

  • General practitioners and specialists
  • Dialysis clinics
  • Emergency and ambulance services
  • Outpatient nursing services
  • Medical-care centers, outpatient surgical centers