Hand hygiene is therefore the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent health care-associated infections. • This brochure. HAND WASHING TECHNIQUES. WHEN SCRUBBING. Remove jewellery and trim the nails. Use soap, a brush (on the nails and fingertips) and running water to . Wash hands with soap and water for seconds immediately after taking off PPE. If hands are soiled, wash hands with soap and water for seconds.

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PDF | ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Unclean or soiled hands transmit infections in a community as Children are more prone to infection/infestation as they play. Importance of Hand Washing. • Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent sickness and spreading. Hand washing with soap and water has been considered a measure of .. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Recomm 25; terney.info

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Health care associated infections are drawing increasing attention from patients, insurers, governments and regulatory bodies. This is not only because of the magnitude of the problem in terms of the associated morbidity, mortality and cost of treatment, but also due to the growing recognition that most of these are preventable. The medical community is witnessing in tandem unprecedented advancements in the understanding of pathophysiology of infectious diseases and the global spread of multi-drug resistant infections in health care set-ups. These factors, compounded by the paucity of availability of new antimicrobials have necessitated a re-look into the role of basic practices of infection prevention in modern day health care. There is now undisputed evidence that strict adherence to hand hygiene reduces the risk of cross-transmission of infections.

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What type of soap should I use? Liquid soap is required at all public hand washing areas, however, bar soap may be used in your home.

A self-draining holder that is cleaned frequently is recommended for bar soap. When family members are sick, use liquid soap and disposable towels.


Avoid bar soap and shared cloth towels as they may spread germs. What should we teach children about hand washing? It is important to teach children how to wash their hands using the same steps listed above.

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Adults and children should wash their hands: After touching bare human body parts other than clean hands and clean, exposed portions of arms. When people touch other objects or other people, these germs spread. Washing germs off of your hands helps prevent germs from spreading. Hand Hygiene : Good hand hygiene means keeping your hands clean by washing them often. Handwashing Fact Sheet : Wash your hands before and after you cook and eat to reduce the number of germs you spread.

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Why Is Handwashing Important? PDF : People can catch colds, the flu, infections, and more from the germs that can be on your hands.

Wash Your Hands to Stay Healthy : You can pick up germs on your hands from touching toys and doorknobs, but washing helps kill them. You touch many things during the day, and germs hop onto your hands from every surface you touch. Teach Kids to Wash Their Hands : Wash your hands before and after you touch your nose, mouth, and eyes to kill germs.

Can't find what you are looking for? Hand Hygiene Print Materials Signs, posters, brochures, manuals, curricula, and other hand hygiene materials that you can print and use.

Hand hygiene: Back to the basics of infection control

Be A Germ Buster Don't Forget to Wash This simple poster available in two color options shows six simple steps to washing hands. Handwashing with a Nail Brush Eight steps to washing hands using a nail brush could be hung in restrooms. How It Works: Washing Hands with Soap and Water Components to washing with soap and water, the proper technique, and how washing with soap and water works.

Wash Your Hands Posters These simple posters remind people to wash their hands. Alcohol based handrubs: Easy as 1, 2, 3 MDH poster about alcohol based hand rubs.

Cleaning Hands with Hand Sanitizer Components to cleaning hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizers also known as handrubs , the proper technique, and how hand sanitizers work. Clean Your Hands: It is as Easy as Poster Flyer showing three steps to using alcohol hand sanitizers and washing with soap and water.

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