Infection prevention and contro

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Hand hygiene is the cornerstone of infection prevention and control (IPC). When timely and optimally performed, it reduces healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), antimicrobial resistance, health costs, and saves lives. Poor compliance with hand Hygiene practices remains both a problem and a challenge for IPC practitioners all over the world. The under-5 mortality rate in Uganda is…

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Cleaning the bathroom area in hospitals

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The cleaning of the bathing area in hospitals should be treated with effective products against germs and with an adequate frequency. Baths or toilets are commonly known to be one of the spaces that houses a greater number of germs. In the case of hospital restrooms, in particular, the risk of germination proliferation is even…

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School gyms: Showering after physical education

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Hygiene habits in many school gyms are improvable, starting with the shower at the end of the physical education class. Avoiding showering after a physical education class is a more common practice than we think in school gyms. Most of the time, lack of time and resources are the most frequent reasons that cause this…

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Hand disinfectant gel, the best weapon against influenza in schools

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Hydroalcoholic gel is an effective weapon against influenza in schools for both teaching staff and students. The flu, like any other viral disease, is highly susceptible to reaching epidemic levels in schools during the most critical times of the year. The lack of awareness of the youngest students when it comes to preventing infections and…

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How should surgical hand washing be?

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Surgical handwashing requires a series of well-defined steps to prevent any type of cross contamination in hospitals. Surgical handwashing aims to eliminate as many pathogens present in hands and arms as possible before entering the operating room to avoid cross contamination. Surgical handwashing, unlike conventional handwashing, is done with soapy compositions that contain iodinated povidone…

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2019 Global Hand Washing Day

Global hand washing day

2008 is the International Year of Sanitation, which was established by the UN General Assembly. It promotes the “Global Handwashing Day” initiative launched by the PPP Washing Public-Private Partnership (PPPHW), calling on countries around the world to start soaping activities on October 15 each year from 2008. The event aims to develop and support a…

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How to choose the right Hand Hygiene Dispensers

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While each manufacturer typically will give their individual ‘take’ on a hand hygiene dispenser at the end of the day they can be broken down into three main categories: bulk fill, automatic, and manual.  There are clear pros and cons to each, at the end of the day it is up to the customer to…

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What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?

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We mistakenly think that when we also clean disinfect. But, on the other hand, both processes involve very different results. We also consider that a place or object is clean, when we do not find visible dirt. But this hygiene is superficial since at first glance we can not detect the germs and bacteria that…

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How to do hand hygiene?

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Caring for life, starting from the heart, control infection, start from the hand. Small bacteria are a big hazard! Busy work requires us to hate to become three-headed and six-armed or even incarnate in the hands of Guanyin. While doing a good job, our hands often catch a variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Even…

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