Hand hygiene is essential to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Practicing good hand hygiene in healthcare settings helps protect both you and the people you’re caring for from harmful germs. Cleaning your hands frequently is essential to reducing the spread of germs and this includes between patient encounters, before eating or drinking, and after using the restroom.
Hand washing is a simple but powerful resource that’s always available to you. Taking the time to properly wash your hands can help prevent illness, keep germs from spreading, and reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. During long shifts in healthcare settings, hand hygiene becomes even more important as you may need to wash your hands up to 100 times per shift. Make hand hygiene a priority and help protect yourself and those receiving the care you provide.
Remember, hand washing is an important part of providing quality health care! Safewash20 is the device that assists you in making sure your hand-washing protocol is compliant.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed hand hygiene guidelines as a resource for healthcare personnel (HCP). Adopting hand hygiene protocols can help ensure HCPs are following the necessary steps to maintain hand hygiene and keep them and their patients safe.
By making hand hygiene a priority, you’re helping to protect yourself and those receiving the care you provide. It’s an easy, powerful, and resourceful way to help prevent the spread of germs and keep everyone safe. Encourage fellow healthcare professionals to install Safewash20 in your facility as well as other facilities around the community. HCPs are always focused on their health, the health of patients, and the community at large and Safewash20 is the device to ensure proper hand-washing.
So, don’t forget to wash your hands! Your health (and the health of those around you) depends on it. Thank you healthcare professionals for partnering in this effort.
Note: This content is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult with a healthcare provider for medical advice.