Final Speech. Hand Hygiene

Final Speech. Hand Hygiene



hi everybody my name is Adriana Doug a deal and I'm going to be talking to you guys about hand hygiene today so the average person has around 1,500 species of bacteria on their hands every single time we touch something like the doors or our car handle or car door handles just about everything we come in contact with has different bacteria and viruses on it so these viruses are not always bad but some of them can be very harmful to our health and well-being depending on where you've been during the day like work or who you've been hanging out with and the viruses on your hands could Harbor the flu virus or something called the norovirus so the normal virus causes viral gastroenteritis that can spread rapidly so that is like the tummy flu it's very easy for these germs and viruses to make their way to our mouths and noses that when we touch bases or what we eat throughout the day so what is the simple and most effective way to prevent the spread of infection is proper hand hygiene so today we'll be discussing the difference between hand sanitizer and regular soap in water with the antimicrobial hand washing soap why it's effective against infections and the five moments of camp hygiene so the two different ways that can prevent the spread of infection is using hand sanitizer and of course the hand is soap according to the CDC which is a Center for Disease Control hand sanitizers are effective but not as effective as regular hand soap soap and water hand sanitizers do not fully eliminate the germs on your hands that are helping to heavily soiled from daily activities one of the reasons they are not fully effective is effective is because people actually don't use them properly so if we don't use them or properly then they don't work they don't kill on our hands the CDC does recommend that if regular soap and water is not available then we should use the hand sanitizers available which are available at all of our desks because those actually still kill about 60% of all the viruses on our hands the proper way for hand sanitizer is to rub the product all over our hands and make sure it is fully dry if it is not fully dry then sometimes if we touch something else that gets rubbed off and the drugs are still on our hands but of course washing hands with soap and water is the most effective way washing with soap and water can't prevent diarrhea skin eye and the respiratory infections in the medical field so we're touching patients all day so when we call patient from the waiting room into our office and our space those germs of the patient are now transferred into our private work area so it's a patient effect and we're not properly clean properly cleaning what the distance vector wipes that are provided like the sandy wipes then those germs are spread to our area or maybe we touch our clothes our face or mouth or eyes now those are viruses that are on us and we even can take those home to our families and our kids germs are very easily spread so according to the CDC proper hand-washing reduces the number reduces the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 23 to 40 percent reduces diarrhea and illness and people with weakened immune systems by 58 percent reduces respiratory illnesses like colds in the general population by 16 to 21 percent also in the hospital we have nosocomial infections which are hospital-acquired infections about one in ten people admitted to the hospital will actually acquire an aje which is the hospital apartment those include pneumonia UTIs which are the journey track urinary tract infections meningitis surgical infections gastroenteritis and more they're also associated with significant morbidity mortality and hospital costs these germs are spread through person-to-person contact unclean hands that touch the machines hospital tools catheters and all the hospital devices are directly spread to the patient and the patient surroundings the doctors nurses medical assistants and all the medical personnel who are taking care of these patients day in and day out really need to make sure that they are reducing the spread of infection by washing their hands it is safe to say how crucial hand hygiene is at reducing the spread of germs the World Health Organization has five simple ways to reduce the spread of infection these are the five moments of hand hygiene so one is before touching a patient before clean aseptic procedure after body food exposure after touching a patient and after touching a patient surroundings this direct approach is recommended for healthcare workers to clean at their hands it makes it really simple and covers all Arab areas of one to practice proper hygiene hand hygiene because these germs and viruses can live on our hands for hours if not cleaned properly in conclusion proper hand hygiene is very crucial in the prevention of germs and viruses hand-washing with soap and water is the main way but of course like I stated that the hand sanitizers are still available and that kills at least 60% so we must remember the basic rules which is the five moments for hand hygiene these simple steps have a great impact on reducing the spread of an undesirable germs and viruses thank you

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