Browse Videos. Hand washing is the most important and effective infection control technique. And while all of you already wash your hands regularly, in this lesson we're going to teach you the proper ways to wash and disinfect your hands to greatly reduce your chances of contamination.
Pro Tip 1: In a world filled with technological advances and new and improved items at every turn, the old standard when it comes to handwashing is still the superior choice — soap and water — as it's still the best way to reduce the number of germs in most situations.
If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers will quickly reduce the number of microbes on your hands, but it won't eliminate all types of germs. Hand sanitizers that are alcohol based are great options if soap and water aren't available. But make sure you work them into your skin as thoroughly as you would wash your hands with soap and water.
Pro Tip 2: All medical personnel should have a watch with a second hand, as there are numerous situations where you'll need to record the exact time or use that second hand to keep track of the time — like to see when 20 seconds has passed with the hand sanitizer.
On that note, if you suspect that your watch may have become contaminated in the course of helping a patient or cleaning up a scene, you're going to need to put that watch into the bloodborne equivalent of the concussion protocol.
This protocol could be different for everyone, based on their own unique work practice controls that are covered under the bloodborne pathogens rule. So, know the specifics for your situation. However, in general, you'll want to remove the watch using proper personal protective equipment and sanitize and disinfect it appropriately. Personal protective equipment PPE is equipment that is appropriate for your job duties and should be available to you in your workplace.
A PPE includes all specialized clothing, equipment, and supplies that keep you from coming in direct contact with infected materials. These include CPR breathing barriers, disposable gloves, gowns, masks, shields, and protective eyewear. Wear disposable, latex-free gloves for all patient contact. There are powder-free gloves available as well as disposable latex-free gloves made of vinyl.
Also consider nitrile gloves, as many consider them the preferred option when working with bloodborne pathogens. Safety glasses with side shields are a great way to protect your eyes in certain situations. If there's a risk of splashing or spraying of bodily fluids, use goggles or a full-face shield, as they'll greatly reduce the risk of contamination of the mouth, nose, and eyes.
CPR breathing barriers help protect you against disease transmission when performing CPR or giving ventilations to a patient. A mask is a personal protective device worn on the face that's designed to cover at least the nose and mouth, and which helps to reduce the risk of inhaling hazardous airborne particles, gases, and vapors. A high-efficiency particulate air mask will filter out at least 95 percent of airborne particles.
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So how do we practice proper handwashing? Use soap and water if the hands are visibly dirty.HFM Daily offers blog coverage by the award-winning HFM editorial team and links to in-depth information on health care design, construction, engineering, environmental services, operations and technology. The competition, held June 14 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, is in its seventh year now and draws clever submissions from hospitals around the country.
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Good Vs. Poor Hand Washing: A Graphic Demo
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All rights reserved. Good Vs. Read Full Story. Related Extras. Related Videos. Video Transcript. Transcript for Good Vs. I'm gonna put E. Coli bacteria. All over my own here. And then watched for just seven seconds with host helped -- study show that's exactly what most Americans do. And finally I rubbed my hands on this Petri dish.
Coli only this time I -- so. And lather for the entire -- -- seconds that experts recommend. We're pretty please see -- suggests paying your ABC's to reach twenty seconds and be sure to get the backs of your hands. In between your fingers.As people deal with daily anxiety as they shelter at home because of the COVID pandemic, it's good to see some of us keeping a sense of humor about the situation.
Peter Frampton has posted a video on his social media pages that pokes a little fun at the importance of thoroughly washing our hands to help curtail the virus' spread. In the clip, the guitar great sings the melody of his classic s tune "Do You Feel Like We Do" as he walks into his kitchen and starts washing up at the sink. An extended live version of the song then begins to play, while a nearly minute countdown clock appears in the corner of the screen and begins counting down.
The video and recording then speed up as Frampton scrubs away at his hands and forearms with an exasperated look on his face.
As the song ends, he finally finishes his chore and dries his hands with some paper towels. Peter then picks up a digital music player that was next to his sink, but then realizes he needs to wash his hands all over again. As he turns on the faucet, we here Lynyrd Skynyrd 's "Free Bird" begin to play, while a nine-minute counter appears in the corner of the screen. Accompanying the video, Frampton has penned a message that reads, "Seriously, I know you've heard about how important it is to wash your hands right now.
Seriously, I know you've heard about how important it is to wash your hands right now.
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And the need to communicate those messages has resurrected a classic art form: the public service announcement, or PSA. Because the coronavirus is a global concern, video PSAs are emerging from all corners of the globe, all at once. Unsurprisingly, many of the cleverest videos aren't government productions. Comedians, musicians and TikTokers are bringing humor and style to a genre that's thriving globally in a time of quarantine and closed borders: the hand-washing tutorial. The video features an absurdly catchy beat on the song "Ghen" by singers Min and Erik.
Min released the video on her YouTube channel, bringing the health message to her 1. Want to learn the hand-washing dance?
There's a tutorial for that. Singapore has a number of strong entries that follow the "conversation among friends" format. These videos set themselves apart by talking about some of the outbreak's less-discussed issues.
This video starts by discussing the problem of misinformation and ends with one man offering the other an air hug: "I am trying not to touch anything. And the government also has national stockpile of essential items. If we all start hoarding, we will only cause anxiety and deprive others who really need these things. Proper way to wash your hands. A post shared by D. In Iran, the comedian Danial Kheirikhah posted an orchestral spoof on the proper way to wash one's hands.
His Chaplinesque performance infuses high art and physical comedy into the subject of hygiene. The Nigerian actor and comedian known as Mr. Macaroni brings a dose of humor and reality to the advice about keeping a safe distance from others because of the new virus — especially when it comes to the ones you love.
Shrouded in medical wear, they sing: "Pandemic or disease? In Japan, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare posted videos on how to scrub your hands really well and demonstrates its suggested technique for wearing surgical masks.
A video from Italy's Ministry of Health stars the well-known television presenter Amadeus. The production is a bit spare, but the message comes through: Washing your hands often is importantissimo.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. NPR Shop. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. March 4, AM ET. Enlarge this image. View this post on Instagram. Japan's public health service posted a video showing good hand-washing technique. MinisteroSalute YouTube.Brown explains why soap is better than hand sanitizer In the past few weeks, one thing that has been repeated by literally everyone—by politicians and scientists, by celebrities and athletes, and even by some of your least reliable friends on social media—is the importance of handwashing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Make zero mistake: handwashing has always been important, but for some of us it seems it took a global pandemic to take kindergarten-level personal hygiene seriously. But what does proper and effective handwashing look like? Good Eats host Alton Brown is here to explain it in a 4-plus minute video that illustrates why soap is a solid line of defense against viruses, that demonstrates how to wash every square inch of your mitts, and that wraps up with one of the most surprising endings you'll see outside of an M.
Night Shyamalan flick. Cheese pulls, nanorobots, lasers, hot yoga? I don't think so. So yeah, what might give us a shot at getting through… all of this is a bar of soap. Regular soap, Brown emphasizes, not hand sanitizer. Brown says that he actually travels with his own bar of soap, carrying it with him in a small tin. He also keeps his own zip-sealed bag of paper towels handy, to ensure that he can dry his hands properly too.
So take that, Dyson Airblade! His handwashing technique takes a full 30 seconds to complete, and he adds a few ticks to the second-minimum wash that has previously been suggested.
He goes through a number of steps, for the front and backs of the hands, in-between the fingers, and under the nails. There are a lot of five-counts, but it works. And if that fails to do the job? Well, that's where Brown's sense of humor takes a darker turn. There's a reason why everyone has been telling us to wash our hands, and after Brown's video, we all understand why.
Now if he'd just record something to explain why no one needs to buy rolls of toilet paper right nowthen we'd be totally set. By Jelisa Castrodale Updated March 16, Save FB Tweet ellipsis More. Image zoom. Close Share options. All rights reserved. Close View image.Transcript High resolution Cdc-media [3.
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