Presentation on theme: "Wash Your Hands James R. Ginder, MS, WEMT,PI, CHES"— Presentation transcript:
1 Wash Your Hands James R. Ginder, MS, WEMT,PI, CHES Health Education SpecialistHamilton County Health Department
2 The participant will be able to… list three diseases caused by poor hand washingrecall the various ways to wash handsrecite four reasons to wash your handsdescribe how to wash hands
3 General Information…Infectious diseases, many of which are spread by unclean hands, remain the cause of death and disease worldwide and the leading cause of death in the United States. (washup.org)About 80% of infectious diseases are transmitted by touchThe CDC estimates that 36,000 people die from the flu or flu-like illness each year and another 5,000 people die from food borne illness each year from not washing their hands (CDC)
4 Diseases Are Transmitted By… Direct Contact:Direct contact transmission requires physical contactbetween an infected person and a susceptible person,and the physical transfer of virus and or bacteria.Indirect Contact:Indirect contact transmission refers to situationswhere a susceptible person is infected from contactwith a contaminated surface.
5 Diseases Are Transmitted By… Airborne:Airborne transmission refers to situations wheredroplet nuclei or dust particles containing viruses orbacteria can remain suspended in air for longperiods of time.Vector:Vectors are animals or insects that arecapable of transmitting diseases
6 Hand Washing Is The MOST Effective Way To Prevent The Spread Of Disease
7 What Is Hand Washing…Is a vigorous, brief rubbing together of all surfaces of lathered hands for about seconds followed by rinsing under a stream of 110oF water.Source; UW Food Service
8 Soap… Regular Soap: Soap and water are very effective and are necessary if soil (dirt)is visible. To reallywork, hand washing MUST be doneFREQUENTLY and PROPERLY.Washing with plain soap and water willeliminate most bacteriaSource: Minnesota Department of Health
9 Soap cont… Alcohol Hand Sanitizers: They work within seconds and Alcohol based sanitizers kill 99.99percent of the most common germs.They work within seconds andwithout water. To prevent the dryingeffect of the alcohol, the sanitizerneeds to contain moisturizers. Mosthave ethyl alcohol, ethanol and/orisopropanol ingredients. Theconcentration of alcohols must bebetween 60 and 95 percent. Lessthan that isn't enough to kill germs.
10 Soap cont… Antibacterial Soap… The American Medical Association and the CDC do notrecommend the use ofantibacterialsoaps. Many health experts fearwidespread use could lead to astrain of resistant bacteria. Theantibacterial compounds need tobe left on the hands for abouttwo minutes in order to haveany effect on bacteriaSource: Minnesota Department of Health
11 Some Common Diseases Prevented By Effective Hand Washing… Hepatitis AShigellosisE.coli 0157:H7SalmonellosisCommon coldInfluenzaGiardiasisConjunctivitis (Pink Eye)Staph/MRSACampylobacter
12 When You Should Wash Your Hands… Before preparing or eating foodAfter going to the bathroomAfter changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has gone to the bathroomBefore and after caring for a person who is sickAfter blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezingAfter handling an animal or animal wasteAfter handling garbageBefore and after treating a cut or wound
13 Hand Washing Don’ts…Don’t use a single damp cloth to wash a group of children's handsDon’t use a standing basin of water to rinse handsDon't use a hand towel used by others.Don’t use sponges or non-disposable cleaning cloths unless you launder them on a regular basis, adding chlorine bleach to the wash waterSOURCE: Health Link, Medical College of Wisconsin
14 Soap and Water… Wet your hands with warm water (about 110OF) Apply liquid or clean bar soapMake as many bubbles as you canRub your hands vigorously together for at least seconds (sing happy birthday to yourself twice)Scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrist, between your fingers and under your nailsRinse wellDry your hands with a clean or disposable towelUse a towel to turn off the faucet
15 Hamilton County Health Department WASH YOUR HANDSSource: Washington State Department of HealthHamilton County Health DepartmentHealth Education Division
16 Alcohol-Based Hand Rub… Apply the size of a quarter to the palms of dry handsRub hands together, palm to palmRub in between and around fingersRub around each thumb clasped in the opposite handRub fingertips of each hand backward and forward in the opposite handKeep rubbing until your hands are dry
18 Kids And Handwashing…Make sure that children wash their hands properly and oftenWash your hands with your children and supervise their hand washingPlace hand washing reminders at children’s eye level (hand washing calendars)Tell children to sing Happy Birthday to themselves twiceWhen using alcohol-based hand sanitizer for children, make sure that their hands have completely dried before they touch anything that could be toxic if ingested
19 Use Soap And Water (1100F) And sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY (15-20 seconds) Remember…Use Soap And Water (1100F) And singHAPPY BIRTHDAY (15-20 seconds)To Yourself TWICE
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