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1Copyright Health Promotion Board Briefing on Correct Hand Washing & Temperature Taking Procedures Health Promotion BoardCopyright Health Promotion Board
2-- US Centers for Disease Control Hand Washing“Hand washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection“-- US Centers for Disease Control
3Hand Washing When to Wash Your Hands After blowing/wiping the nose After being around a sick personAfter any cleaning sessionAfter going to the toiletPrior to eating meals or snacksWhenever hands are soiled
4Correct Hand Washing Procedure 1. Adjust water to a comfortable level and wet hands. Dispense a small amount of soap into the palms of the hands creating a lather.
5Correct Hand Washing Procedure 2. Using as much friction as needed, thoroughly clean all surfaces of hands including between the fingers.
6Correct Hand Washing Procedure 3. Pay attention to the nails and nail beds by rubbing the nails of one hand across the palm of the other, creating enough friction to clean underneath the nails.
7Correct Hand Washing Procedure 4. Rinse the hands under running water, being sure to hold the hands in a downward position.
8Correct Hand Washing Procedure 5. Use paper towels or warm air blower to thoroughly dry the hands.
9Correct Hand Washing Procedure 6. Using the same paper towel, turn off the water supply.
10Correct Temperature Taking Procedures for Children
11Correct Temperature Taking Procedure 1. Body Temperature:Fever, in degree Celsius, for a child (up to 12 yrs old) if Oral (mouth): > 37.5Axillary (armpit): >37.2Tympanic (ear): >37.92. Types of Thermometers:A glass thermometer, a digital thermometer and an ear (tympanic) thermometer
12Dos and Don’ts When Using a Thermometer: Read the manufacturer’s instructions on the proper use and the range of normal temperature readings for each type of thermometer.Wash the glass or digital thermometer with soap and water before and after use
13Dos and Don’ts When Using a Thermometer: Allow your child to bite the thermometerTake mouth temperature within 30 minutes of your child consuming hot or cold food and drinksAllow your child to talk when taking mouth temperatureAllow your child to move about when taking armpit temperature
14Correct Temperature Taking Procedure 1. Using a glass thermometer:Wash the thermometer with soap and water before use.Shake the thermometer a few times to bring the level of the mercury below 35°COnly armpit reading is recommended for glass thermometer
15Correct Temperature Taking Procedure 1. Using a glass thermometer:Armpit reading:Place the thermometer underthe armpit.Fold your child’s arm across the chest to hold the thermometer in placeRead the temperature after 5 minutesWash thermometer with soap and water after use.
16Correct Temperature Taking Procedure 2. Using a digital thermometer:Wash the area of the thermometer in contact with mouth or armpit with soap and water before use.Switch on the thermometer, and wait for it to be ready to register a readingBoth mouth and armpit readings are suitable for digital thermometer:
17Correct Temperature Taking Procedure 2. Using a digital thermometer:A. Armpit reading (child <7 years old):Place the thermometer under the armpit.Fold your child’s arm across the chest to hold the thermometer in place.The thermometer will signal/beep when the temperature display is ready for reading.Read the temperature.
18Correct Temperature Taking Procedure 2. Using a digital thermometer:B. Mouth reading (child >7 years old):Place the thermometer under the tongue.Ensure your child’s lips are closed around the thermometer.Tell your child NOT to bite the thermometer.The thermometer will signal/beep when the temperature display is ready for reading.Read the temperature.
19Correct Temperature Taking Procedure 3. Using an ear (tympanic) thermometerThis thermometer is suitable for children 3 years of age and older.Switch on the thermometer When it is ready to register a reading, gently insert the thermometer’s earpiece in your child’s ear canal.Pull the ear gently backwards and upwards to straighten the ear canal.
20Correct Temperature Taking Procedure 3. Using an ear (tympanic) thermometerPress the activation button and hold until a reading appears. (Some models may have a beep sound when it is ready for reading).Take the thermometer out and read the temperature.