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1 Skin & Hand Hygiene Dr. Lee Adler © Infocus Learning Systems

2 Foodborne Illness A Physicians View Restaurants are from Venus and Physicians are from Mars What Food Codes? Call the Health Department! You must have food poisoning Stay home from work

3 Mechanisms to reduce risk Contact while working Fecal-oral route Handwashing!

4 Foodborne Illness USA Annual Incidence 6.4 million to 76 million cases Annual Mortality 5000 to 9,000 cases Hospitalizations 325,000 cases

5 Foodborne Illness

6 Foodborne Illness Infectious Doses

7 Skin Infection and Hygiene Variation Food worker Immunity Hand condition Behavior Antiseptic Products Gloves

8 Variation Handwashing Technique Wash Scrub time Rinse Dry Temperature Bacterial load

9 The skins structure

10 Skin Infection and Hygiene Skin as a barrier Primary Protective Barrier Epidermidis superficial layer forms tough, horny layer (15). Layer replaced every day, total change every 14 days Lipids & Corneocytes Water keeps skin soft & pliable Normally acidic pH Soap increases pH >7.0 for >3 hours

11 Skin Infection and Hygiene Handwash Changes Short Term (transient) Reduce surface fat & reduce superficial bacteria Long Term Chronic Damage, irritant contact dermatitis (<40% for HCW), eczema and flora changes (more bacteria and difficult to reduce numbers)

12 Skin Infection and Hygiene Skin Microbiology Transient Bacteria Few layers of stratum corneum Wash reduces bacterial count shed Resident Bacteria Throughout the layers of stratum corneum Stable numbers; however, changes with handwash damage

13 Contact us: Dr. Lee Adler Infocus Learning Systems 1216 Flamingo Parkway Libertyville, IL InFocus


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