Infection Control: Hand Hygiene

Hand_washingAlthough proper hand hygiene techniques may be viewed as elementary by many, its significance shouldn’t be overlooked. In a recent article from Becker’s Hospital Review, Dr. Rabih Darouiche of Baylor College of Medicine said:

“Hand-washing is one of the most important elements of creating a sterile environment; it’s something everybody should utilize in any scenario where it’s indicated. Unfortunately, we are humans, we are overworked and we tend to adhere more to quick fixes like hand-washing when we have been recently educated and reminded about it. Or when we realize personnel from the infection control department are actually watching us.”

In the spirit of promoting education and training, your friends at SW would like to offer a few tips from the World Health Organization (WHO):

Do the right thing! Be part of the solution! Avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others! đŸ™‚

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