Dr.Sujnanendra Mishra MD (O&G)
Can you imagine ?: Hand is the perfect germ farm .
Dirty HANDS !!(see the germs in your hands) fungus
For Proper hand washing all that you need
Soap Water Towel
MIND.If you could see the germs you’d wash your hands
When to Wash hands
• After using the bathroom • After changing a diaper — wash the diaper-wearer's hands, too • After touching animals or animal waste • Before and after preparing food, especially raw meat, poultry or fish • Before eating • After blowing your nose • After coughing or sneezing into your hands • Before and after treating wounds or cuts • Before and after touching a sick or injured person • After handling garbage • Before inserting or removing contact lenses • When using public restrooms, such as those in airports, train stations, bus stations and restaurants.
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS????
Wet hands with running water
Lather well with soap (regular soap is just as good as antibacterial soap)
Scrub hands thoroughly (Rub vigorously ) Take at least 15 to 20 seconds. In Six Stages .
Stage 1. Palm to palm
Stage 2. Backs of hands
Stage 3. Between the fingers
Stage 4. Fingertips
Stage 5. Thumbs and wrists
Stage 6. Nails in the palm of the hand
Rinse with running tap water.
Dry Hands with clean towel
Turn off the tap with the Towel
Throw away the Towel
Hand washing ,Every Step is Important
• Scrubbing w/ soap= 2-4 log virus reduction • Rinsing hands under running running water increased effect in removing viruses • Drying hands = 1 log virus reduction • Cross contamination by surfaces – use the towel
A word on Hand Sanitizers
Alcohol based – need at least 60% ethanol Useful in health care settings between patients Useful on CLEAN HANDS not on DIRTY HANDS NOT USEFUL FOR KILLING ALL MICROBES . Must remain in contact for 15 – 20 seconds
Wash so thorough that…… They can’t hide They can’t hide They can’t hide