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Hand Hygeine

L. VICTOR, MD
Health

World Health Organization:


Health is a state of complete physical, mental
and social well-being and not merely the
absence of disease or infirmity.
Hygiene

Healthy habits
Bathing/showering,
keeping the mouth clean/brushing,
keep skin protected from germs, dirt, sun
washing hands frequently before handling
edibles to insure safe delivery of food
Hygiene

From the Greek


word hygies

Meaning
healthy
Good and Bad Hygiene
Good hygiene:
protected from harmful germs and dangerous
UV rays from the sun

Bad hygiene:
allows harmful elements to affect your body
and probably make you sick
Make Hygiene part of your daily routine
The Benefits of Good Hygiene
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
addressing the spread of germs is essential to
the health of the general population
Good hygiene prevents the spread of germs
and helps give a good first impression
On the job...at workat home
Practice good hygiene
What you wear
What you do
What you eat
Hand washing too
Importance of good personal hygiene

Food safety
Prevent contamination of food products
Infection prevention
Prevent infectious skin disease
Prevent spread of germs
Food safety
Preventing or reducing contamination of
foods
by people or
by their actions or inactions
Infection prevention
Prevent infectious skin
disease
From ever happening

Prevent spread of germs


Prevent transfer of germs to
others and prevent germs
from spreading to you
When do you wash
your hands?
Before and after
working
eating or preparing food
touching eyes, nose or
mouth
touching/cleaning a
cut/wound or open sore
When do you wash
your hands?

After:
Handling raw ingredients/foods
(especially meat)
Smoking, eating or drinking
Using a handkerchief or tissue
Touching any part of your body
Sneezing, coughing, blowing
your nose
When do you wash
your hands?

After:
Touching any dirty object or
surface (including chemicals)
Cleaning furniture/room
Taking out/handling garbage
Using the washroom
Changing diapers
Hand washing
1. Wet hands
2. Apply adequate soap
3. Scrub back of hands, wrists, between
fingers, under fingernails, arms almost
to elbows (40-60s)
4. Rinse
Hand washing (contd)
5. Towel dry (single use towel)
6. Turn off taps with towel
7. Open door with towel
8. Discard towel in appropriate manner (throw
in trash can/waste bin)
Keeping Surroundings Clean
Aside from hand washing, keeping
surroundings clean helps with hygiene.
This includes properly getting rid of
unwanted trash and waste.

Jeter Throw
ordures/dechets waste/trash
correctement properly, use
the trash
utiliser la can/waste bin,
poubelle, SVP please
Healthy Skin: Hand Washing
Some viruses and bacteria can live
from 20 minutes up to 2 hours or
more on surfaces like cafeteria
tables, doorknobs, and desks
Clean hands
that are germ free
are absolutely healthy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


(2004). Stopping Germs at Home, Work, and
School. Retrieved May 26,2005 from
http://www.cdc.gov/germstopper/home_work
_school.htm
World Health Organization(1948-2005).
Definition of Health. Retrieved May 26, 2005
from http://www.who.int/about/definition/en/