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Wash Your Hands

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Patient Safety


Despite widespread knowledge of the importance of handwashing… [a] study showed that only 31% of men and 65% of women washed their hands after using a public restroom (CDC Handwashing).

Germs can make people sick. Handwashing is recognized as an effective way to reduce germs and preventing the spread of infection. Researchers estimated that if everyone routinely washed their hands, a million deaths a year could be prevented.

Handwashing education can help the health of a community and also the workplace. Sick employees may spread illness to others at work. Properly washing one’s hands with soap is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness to others. A study promoting clean hands in corporate environments showed that fewer employee illnesses leads to less use of sick days. Frequent and proper hand washing can save both time and money (and maybe an actual headache!).

For hand washing “Do’s and Don’ts” see the Mayo Clinic recommendations. For a video on proper handwashing, watch the video: Fight germs. Wash your hands.

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