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Hand Washing Is Very
From the Wisconsin
Department of Health
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Why is hand
Hand washing, when done
correctly, is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of
communicable diseases. Good hand washing technique is easy to learn and can
significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases among both children
What types of disease can good
hand washing prevent?
spread through fecal-oral transmission.
Infections which may be transmitted through this route include salmonellosis,
shigellosis, hepatitis A, giardiasis, enterovirus, amebiasis, and
campylobacteriosis. Because these diseases are spread through the ingestion of
even the tiniest particles of fecal material, hand washing after using the
toilet can not be over-emphasized.
spread through indirect contact with respiratory
secretions. Microorganisms which may
be transmitted through this route include influenza, streptococcus,
respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the common cold. Because these
diseases may be spread indirectly by hands freshly soiled by respiratory
discharges of infected people, illness may be avoided by washing hands
after coughing or sneezing and after shaking hands with an individual who
has been coughing and sneezing.
- Diseases may also be
spread when hands are contaminated with urine, saliva or other moist body
substances. Microorganisms which may be transmitted by one or more of these
body substances include cytomegalovirus, typhoid, staphylococcal organisms, and
Epstein-barr virus. These germs may be transmitted from person to person or
indirectly by contamination of food or inanimate objects such as
Follow these four simple steps to keeping hands
Wet your hands with warm running water.
Add soap, then rub your hands together, making a soapy
lather. Do this away from the running water for at least 10 seconds,
being careful not to wash the lather away. Wash the front and back of
your hands, as well as between your fingers and under your
Rinse your hands well under warm running water. Let the
water run back into the sink, not down to your elbows. Turn off the
water with a paper towel and dispose in a proper receptacle.
- Dry hands thoroughly with a clean towel.
What type of
soap should be used?
Any type of soap may be used. However, bar soap should
be kept in a self draining holder that is cleaned thoroughly before
new bars are put out and liquid soap containers (which must be used
in day care centers) should be used until empty and cleaned before
To prevent chapping use a mild soap with warm water;
pat rather than rub hands dry; and apply lotion liberally and
What are some mistakes I should avoid regarding hand
DON'T use a single damp cloth to wash a group of
DON'T use a standing basin of water to rinse
DON'T use a common hand towel. Always use disposable
towels in day care or food preparation settings.
- DON'T use sponges or non-disposable cleaning cloths
unless you launder them on a regular basis, adding chlorine bleach to the wash
water. Remember that germs thrive on moist surfaces!
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