S43: Hand Hygiene

As winter quickly approaches colds and flu season begins to emerge its miserable head.   Did you know that over 200,000 people end up in a hospital room as a result of flu alone each year? My friends, the BEST deterrent to illness is the simple task of washing ones hands-frequently- throughout the day!  Yup! It’s that simple. Of course, you need to take other precautions and even then you just might catch a cold since you don’t live under a rock. right? You do, however, lower your risk tremendously by washing  your hands.

Today we learn how to effectively wash our hands. WHAT?!  Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way to wash your hands.  Who knew?  You will from this moment on.  So let’s wash our hands step by step because this is the best way to prevent the spreading of infections. We are going to remove the microbes from our hands.  We want to protect ourselves, loved ones and others. It’s part of being a responsible  human being.

SOAP and Water is best..

1.  Wet your hands FIRST –

2.  Add Soap.  Plain soap okay.  Nothing fancy.

3.   Wash your hands for 15 seconds.  Get under your nails even your wrists.  Sing happy birthday twice if you are teaching little children.

4.   Rinse your hands with cool or warm water.  Moisturize your skin.  Bacteria can  find itself into your skin through those small abrasions and then into your tissue.  Keeping your hands hydrated by moisturizing is important.

When should you wash your hands-OFTEN!

If you don’t have access to water most of the day then carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Sanitizers are certainly not my first choice but they will due until you get to soap and water. It is very important to make sure when using these hand sanitizers to rub until dry on your skin for it to be effective. If your hands are greasy they will not be as potent and remember that hand sanitizers DO NOT eliminate all the germs.

Always use a paper towel when turning off the faucet and opening the bathroom door as to not re-infect your hands.  Yup! As you can see there is a technique to all this but it works!

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Thank you so much for joining me.  Please feel free to email me your questions or comments.  It is always my pleasure spending time with you. Make it a great day! Bye for now.

xoxo    cieloscent

Rose

 

 

 

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