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The Importance of Hand Hygiene

Jan 13, 2017
The Importance of Hand Hygiene

Remember your mom always telling you to wash your hands? Well, she was right.

Handwashing is an international concern. Both the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have handwashing initiatives.

Handwashing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illnesses in all settings - from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.  Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.  The purpose of handwashing in the healthcare setting is mircobial reduction in an effort to decrease the risk of infections.

According the CDC:

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.