|Don’t get caught dirty handed!
On average, you come in contact with 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, exposing you to 840,000 germs (CDC, 2016).
More than Half…
do not wash their hands after sharing exercise equipment, playing arcade games, handling money or after they sneeze, cough or blowing nose.
Hand hygiene is the simplest method and most effective to prevent infections in health care environments that needs the health care workers to adhere with the correct hand washing techniques.
Health care workers who touch the skin of the patient while providing care can harbor and spread infectious organisms on their hands.
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How to Wash Your Hands and Why it’s SO Important in prevention of infections.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Hand hygiene in health care settings. Retreived from http://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/index.html.
Using Hand Sanitizers Correctly!
Four steps to using instant sanitizer:
1. Use instant hand sanitizer if hands are not soiled. If soiled hand washing is preferred.
2. Apply a dime size amount of instant hand sanitizer to the palm of one hand.
3. Rub hands together covering all surfaces of hands including back of hands and between fingers.
4. Rub hands until waterless hand sanitizer is dry and absorbed. Can be done up to 5 times before washing hands again. (CDC, 2016).
|“Hand Hygiene is possibly our most important life skill.
So Teach it well and Teach it often.
Stacy Hanson, RN
Proper hand washing techniques
Five steps to hand washing:
1. Wet hands with clean water and apply soap.
2. Gently rub hands together with the soap. Be sure to lather the back of your hands as well as between fingers and under nails. (Careful to not forget to wash the thumbs also).
3. Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Try slowly singing “Happy Birthday Song” twice.
4. Rinse your hands well under clean running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air drier (CDC 2016).
71% of Individuals say they practice good hand hygiene and wash their hands regularly
58% of individuals have witnessed others leaving a public restroom without washing their hands.
Help Stop the Spread of Germs:
Follow correct hand washing recommendations and keep you and your loved ones healthy
Washing hands regularly
Using hand sanitizer if hands are not soiled.
Cover your cough and sneezes in a tissue versus your hands.
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