You have been told that it’s really important to wash your hands for 20 seconds, but this video explains why this is so important.
We found this great video on The New York Times web site.
Professor Mary-Louise McLaws talks about the importance of hand hygiene to stop the spread of coronavirus. A Current Affair March 5, 2020 The concern over COVID-19 led A Current Affair to interview renowned infection control specialist, Professor Mary-Louise McLaws about the right way to wash hands. Prof. McLaws stressed the importance of washing hands for […]
When kids start going to school, they are exposed to a whole new range of germs. It’s essential that they learn proper hand hygiene to protect themselves from all these new nasties. But how do you teach young kids about the dangers of not washing their hands? GlitterBug Potion provides a fun and memorable hand […]
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 […]
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 […]