Medical hygiene (MH) standards are guidelines for how to ensure that a health professional (HC) is performing her or his job well, in a safe and effective manner.
The aim of MH is to provide professional and health-care professionals with clear, understandable and practical guidance to help them perform their jobs well and in a manner that minimises risks to the public and the health of their patients.
In the USA, MH is administered by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASPHPs).
They are also administered by state health departments in Australia and the UK.
For more information, see the MH website.
What are the medical standards for the MH industry?
Medical hygiene is a key element of MH standards for professionals who are performing their duties and who must comply with these standards to ensure safe, effective, and high quality healthcare.
It is important to understand the basic principles underlying the MH standards and the processes involved in their implementation.
These principles include: a minimum level of professionalism and trust in the healthcare professionals who administer MH to ensure high quality care;