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Do You Feel Comfortable Discussing Hand Hygiene?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/11/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Hygiene

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Sometimes when you bring up concerns of hygiene, it may be taken as a criticism. This feeling can be the same amongst coworkers, family members, and everyone alike. If your hospital, care facility, or even your industry stays away from discussing hygiene issues - you could be letting the germs get a free pass.

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Hand Washing Is Not Equally Available For All

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/10/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Washing, Hand Hygiene

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Handwashing prevents childhood illness, but most families in low-income countries lack soap at home.

Inequity is evident globally, with less than 1 percent of households in Ethiopia and 96.4 percent in Serbia having access to soap and water for handwashing, study finds

Washing with soap and water is second nature for many. But in many other places around the world, handwashing with soap is rare.

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How Do Dirty Hands Spread Germs?

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/8/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Hygiene, Germs

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Flu season may run from October to April each year; but germs have no season. They can be found nearly anywhere at any time.

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Break The Chain Of Infection

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/16/17 9:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene

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Think about all of the places that you are traveling to today. It may be your child's school, work, the gym, soccer practice, the grocery store. We can guarantee you, without a doubt that there are germs in each of those locations. These germs have a good chance of getting you sick if they get into your system. How can you stop the chain of infection from getting from the grocery cart handle to your mouth? You have to break the chain!

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