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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

How To Teach Hand Hygiene At School on Global Hand Washing Day

 

Each year on October 15th, over 200 million people in over 100 countries take part in celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day. This year the theme is Our hands, our future! This theme reminds us that handwashing protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities, and the world. 

 

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Topics: Hand Hygiene Education, Absenteeism, Global Handwashing Day, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Global Hand Washing Day, Hand hygiene for children

School Children Can Become ‘Hand Washing Champions’

Did you know it was recently Global Handwashing Day?

 

Each year on October 15th, over 200 million people in over 100 countries take part in celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day. Once again, Deb Group was heavily involved in this day of advocacy, which promotes handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

 

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Topics: Hand Washing, Handwashing, Global Handwashing Day, Hand hygiene for children, Hand Washing Behavior

On Global Handwashing Day, make hands clean, not contagious!

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day, a day that was originally created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world. However, Global Handwashing has since expanded to include everyone, including all types of workplaces where hand hygiene continues to be a priority.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Education, Handwashing, Improve Hand Hygiene, Hand Washing Efficacy, Absenteeism, Hand Hygiene Communication, Hand Hygiene Efficacy, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Global Handwashing Day, Handwashing promotion, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Hand Washing Posters, Global Hand Washing Day, Bacteria, Germs in the office, Hand hygiene for children, Hand Washing Behavior, Cross Contamination

Top 10 Hand Hygiene Articles

Let's kick off 2014 by taking a nostalgic look back at some of the most contagious hand hygiene articles of the past 12-months.  Of the 57 articles published in this blog in 2013, here are the top 10 ranked in popularity by number of views.

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Topics: Hand drying, Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Education, Hand sanitizer, Hand Washing, Paper towels, Patient Safety, Glove guidelines, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Healthcare-Associated Infections, Global Handwashing Day, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Flu Prevention, Infection prevention, Germs in the office

1 in 5 People Don't Wash Their Hands

Did you know that 1 in 5 people don't wash their hands and of those that do only 30% use soap.  The CDC recommends 15-20 seconds of vigorous hand washing with soap and water to effectively kill germs, but only about 5% of people wash their hands for 15-seconds or more.  The result -  fecal matter including bacteria such as E. coli can be found on just over a quarter of our hands according to a new study by hygiene experts from Queen Mary University of London.

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Topics: Hand Washing, Global Handwashing Day, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Flu Prevention

Making Hand Hygiene Purposeful

We all know that one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent healthcare infections is for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to regularly wash their hands, but often the frequency of hand washing is lower than expected.  Even worse, many of the efforts to get people washing their hands can often be ineffective.

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Topics: Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Education, Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Patient Safety, Infection Prevention and Control Education, Hawthorne Effect, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Healthcare Infections, Global Handwashing Day, Handwashing promotion

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