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Handwashing is like a “ do-it-yourself” vaccine . It involves five simple & effective steps (Wet , Lather, Scrub, Rinse , Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particulary before and after certain activities , is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to others. It is quick, it is simple and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone except the germs.
When should you wash your hand?
How should you wash your hands?
What should you do if you don’t have soap and clean, running water?
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of germs on them in most situations. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs and might not remove harmful chemicals.
Hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy
How do you use hand sanitizers?
By Infection control department, Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre
Reference : www.sdc.com