Hand hygiene: the first step in swine flu prevention!

July 31, 2009

Hand hygiene is the first step towards swine flu prevention!

Hand hygiene is the first step towards swine flu prevention!

Swine flu prevention is a matter of ‘hand hygiene’!

Last week it became official: the UK and US government recommend ‘hand hygiene’ as the first step in swine flu prevention. And last wednesday Barack Obama told the American people:

‘Wash your hands’!

Applying hand hygiene: what does that really mean?

Let’s take a look at what is need for HAND HYGIENE!!”

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS FOR ‘HAND HYGIENE’!

– 1 –
“Wash your hands regularly with soap and water water,
do not forget to scrub between your fingers
and the back of your hands!”

– 2 –
“Use paper wipes for drying your hands,
no warm air dryers!”

– 3 –
“Do not touch food before washing your hands!”

– 4 –
“When sneezing use a tissue,
and throw the tissue away
quickly and carefully!”

– 5 –
“When coughing use a tissue, not your hands!”

– 6 –
“Do not put your fingers in your mouth,
do not bite your fingernails!”

– 7 –
“Do not shake hands, and avoid the fist bump!”

– 8 –
“After shaking hands or other skin contact,
wash your hands as soon as possible!”

– 9 –
“Avoid touching objects in public spaces!”

– 10 –
“When using antimicrobial/antiseptic soap,
combine with using hand oil/lotion,
to avoid dry hand injuries!”

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

Swine flu prevention is a matter of ‘hand hygiene’!
A kiss is healthier than a handshake!
Your health is in your hands!
warning: why hand sanitizers may increase risk of swine flu exposure!
How to stop the swine flu? No handshaking, try Barack Obama’s fist bump!

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