Hand washing is simple yet over looked technique to help infection control in hospitals and healthcare organizations. Learning to properly wash and disinfect your hands will help reduce the spread of infections to other people but as well will help with prevention to your own health and well being.Below is a collection for videos, information and resources to help you with hand washing techniques and creating awareness in your organization.
Hand Washing Posters
The links below are posters to be used in and around your hospital and healthcare organizations to help make awareness of the importance of hand washing for better infection control.
Poster 1 | Poster 2 | Poster 3
Hand Washing Video
Below is a link to a hand washing video and to help stop the spread of infections.
Hand washing: An easy way to prevent infection
Hand washing is a simple habit, something most people do without thinking. Yet hand washing, when done properly, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick. This simple habit requires only soap and warm water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer — a cleanser that doesn’t require water. Do you know the benefits of good hand hygiene and when and how to wash your hands properly?
Since person-to-person spread can play a significant role in the spread of some enteric pathogens, hand hygiene is a critical element of any outbreak prevention and control strategy. During outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis, all passenger and crew members should be advised and reminded to wash their hands frequently to prevent the propagation of the illness.