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Hand Washing And Infection Control School Presentation

Washing Hands and helping to control infection

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Hand Washing And Infection Control School Presentation

  1. 1. Hand washing and Infection Control
  2. 2. Why is Hand washing Important? <ul><li>Routine Hand washing prevents the spread of disease! </li></ul>
  3. 3. How disease spreads <ul><li>Infectious diseases can spread in a variety of ways. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Common Microbes <ul><li>Microbes found on a cutting board. </li></ul><ul><li>© Dennis Kunkel </li></ul>E Coli. © Dennis Kunkel Staphylococcus aureus © Dennis Kunkel
  5. 5. Proper hand washing with soap and water <ul><li>Follow these instructions for washing with soap and water: </li></ul><ul><li>Wet your hands with warm, running water and apply liquid or clean bar soap. Lather well. </li></ul><ul><li>Rub your hands vigorously together for at least 15 seconds. </li></ul><ul><li>Scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails. </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse well. </li></ul><ul><li>Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a towel to turn off the tap. </li></ul>
  6. 6. When should you wash your hands? <ul><li> Although it's impossible to keep your hands germ-free, times exist when it's critical to wash your hands to limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Barriers to hand washing <ul><li>Can you find the sink in this picture? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Barriers to hand washing <ul><li>The sink mentioned in the previous slide is located behind the patient’s bed and behind several IV pumps. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Health care workers <ul><li>Nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers can get 100s or 1000s of bacteria on their hands by doing simple tasks </li></ul>Culture plate showing growth of bacteria 24 hours after a nurse placed her hand on the plate
  10. 10. How clean are you???