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The Importance Of Hand Hygiene
This entry was posted on April 16, 2014.
What Is Hand Hygiene?
Hygiene is important for us all on a day to day basis, in order to prevent ourselves from getting ill and from spreading disease and germs to others. However in certain sectors then hygiene is even more vital than it is to the general public. If you have a position that is involved in care, medicine or handling or manufacturing food amongst others, then hygiene and hand hygiene are essential to be given priority.
Hand hygiene is the process of cleansing the hands in a variety of ways and is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of healthcare related diseases and infections. This can go from using soaps, to using anti microbial – often alcohol based – gel rubs; alongside these methods use of gloves is a wise move, especially disposable gloves.
Hand Hygiene Products To Prevent Infection
Hand hygiene is a vital factor in medical and care professions – as well as in the food manufacturing industry., as it is important to avoid spreading bacteria and other contaminants from one place to another, or in the case of those involved in dealing with patients in a care or medical situation then spreading infections from patient to patient is a risk.
Hand hygiene products needs to be powerful and effective, as the types of professional that are at the biggest risk of passing infections.
Some of the products that can be used to help stave off infection can include:
- Alcohol based hand rub – alcohol based hand rub gel is a quick and effective way to ensure that your hands are sterilised and free from the vast majority of germs, whether they come from contact with a patient or from a surface that you have come into contact with. Hand rub gels can be in personal bottles or in dispensers throughout the areas that need to be clean, allowing for convenience and easily controlling the threat of spreading germs.
- Antibacterial Soap – regular hand washing is important, and a routine and proper measures should be taken in order to ensure that it is undertaken properly, this is vitally important in clean areas, those involved with surgery should always scrub in before anything else. However in food preparation or other forms of care it is also vital to observe best practices and clean down using high quality antibacterial soap.
- Disposable Gloves – disposable gloves come in a wide range of forms, and make an ideal and convenient way to keep your hands protected and prevent a spread of germs and other contaminants from surface to surface. Disposable gloves are suitable for a range of needs, and options are available to stop those with sensitive skin being affected.
Other Hygiene Products To Consider
There are a wide range of hygiene products that can be used in conjunction with the hand hygiene range from Beaucare. Disposable clothing protectors are one area that can be key in the battle to prevent the spread of healthcare related infections.
Disposable aprons, disposable oversleeves and disposable overshoes can be used in conjunction with hand hygiene products in order to protect both you and the people that you are in contact with, meaning that there is a lower likelihood of passing on any infections and ideally helping to stem the tide.