How soap kills the coronavirus


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.

GlitterBug on A Current Affair


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 […]

Hand washing training at school


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 […]

Hygiene training the key to infection control in hospitals and aged care facilities


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 […]

Hand washing and hand sanitising training for nurses


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 […]

How to teach hand washing


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 […]

Take care of your hand hygiene, Australia​

Hand Hygiene Australia

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 […]