Around 1 in 10 people admitted to hospital will develop a hospital acquired infection. As antibiotic resistance increases, this number is likely to increase, as well as the rate of mortality from these infections. Everything possible must be done to reduce the transmission of these infection. At the front line of infection control is proper […]
What are the five moments for hand hygiene? In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced “The Five Moments of Hand Hygiene” in an attempt to reduce the number of healthcare-related infections. The guidelines were adopted by many organisations and your student. The 5 “moments” are: Before touching a patient Before clean/aseptic procedures After body […]
If your job is to teach people how to wash their hands, you’re going to need some help. The first problem that you’re going to have to overcome is that people think they already know how to wash their hands. So your first step is to show them that they don’t. Using GlitterBug Potion GlitterBug […]
Every year, the treatment of hundreds of patients in Australia is complicated by infections contracted during health care. These infections can extend the period of illness, increase the severity of illness, and even cause death. The single most effective method of preventing these infections is proper hand hygiene. What is proper hand hygiene? What is […]
Why use Glitterbug Gel? Glitterbug Potion is primarily intended for hand sanitiser training. You do this by 2 simple steps: 1. Squirt some on your hands and rub it in 2. Use the UV light to reveal where you have sanitised. The glowing aspect reveals what has been effectively washed. Why use Glitterbug Potion? Glitterbug Potion is primarily intended for […]
Why use Glitterbug Potion? Glitterbug Potion is primarily intended for hand washing training. You do this by 3 simple steps: 1. Squirt some on your hands and rub it in 2. Wash your hands and dry your hands 3. Use the UV light to reveal where you have missed. The glowing aspect reveals what hasn’t been effectively […]
How many of the horrible hand washers can you identify with?
Are your cleaners doing what they are paid to do? Using GlitterBug to audit your cleaners is simple and very effective We recently had a compliance officer from a medical centre contact us about how to perform a cleaning audit. We told her, “GlitterBug, of course!” GlitterBug is invisible to the naked eye, just like […]
I recommend checking out the toilets of a restaurant to see if the staff care about cleanliness (and consequently food safety). When you complain and get fobbed off, however, that’s a totally different level. It doesn’t matter what rules you have in place if the culture is just wrong.
A report is currently being misquoted as saying you are twice as likely to get food poisoning from restaurants than from home. We tracked down the original report and discovered that’s not what it said. What did it say, and where are you most likely to get food poisoning?