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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

5 Handy Hacks to Help You Survive Cold and Flu Season

 

Take out your sweaters and prepare for sniffles – cold and flu season is upon us. Starting in October and dragging out until May, the seasonal flu can hit at any time. In 2014-2015, Canada saw more than 43,000 cases of the flu – nearly doubling the previous year[1]. Considering that 80 percent of common infections – including the flu – can be spread through contaminated hands, there’s never a more important time to remind yourself, coworkers, family and friends the importance of hand hygiene.

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Topics: Influenza, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Flu Prevention, Infection prevention, Flu

Top 10 Hand Hygiene Articles of 2016

Another year is coming to an end and it's time to thank all our subscribers and occasional readers by sharing with you our most popular articles on hand hygiene, infection prevention and food safety from this year. We will be taking a break and returning with new exciting content and new look on January 13th.  

 

Here are the Top 10 Hand Hygiene Articles of 2016...

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Infection prevention

The Most Effective Way to Use Hand Sanitizer



Did you know that you may have been cleaning your hands wrong this whole time? A recent study finds that the most effective way to sanitize your hands is the 6 step method recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Topics: Hand sanitizer, Hospital Acquired Infections, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Infection prevention

Call Into Work Sick....Please!

Did you know, 90% of office workers come to work when sick. Even worse, they know their coughing and sneezing may be infecting others, but 45% said an ever-growing workload makes it necessary.

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Topics: Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Education, Improving hand hygiene compliance, Absenteeism, Hand Hygiene Communication, Viruses, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Flu Prevention, Infection prevention, Flu, Viruses of Winter, Flu Transmission, CDC, Germs in the office, Hand Washing Behavior

How To Avoid The Flu This Season

The flu season is upon us once again. This year, Center of Disease Control (CDC) is urging the public to take 3 actions. Their “Take 3” Actions To Fight The Flu include:

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Hygiene Education, Handwashing, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Hand Washing Posters, Flu Prevention, Infection prevention, Flu, Viruses of Winter, Flu Transmission, Flu Vaccine, Global Hand Washing Day

Sneezes Are Travelling Germ Clouds

Do you assume you are safe from your colleague’s germs just because you are out of the “splatter zone”? Do you avoid the sneezing person in the office thinking if you don’t go near them, you will be okay?

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Hand sanitizer, Hand Washing, Handwashing, Airborne Flu Viruses, Contaminated surface, Bacterial transmission, germs, sneeze cloud, sneeze, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Infection prevention, Bacteria, Germs in the office

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