Posts Tagged: hand washing

Mother and son using wash hand sanitizer gel in the cafe.

How effective is hand sanitizer

We see bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere — at the doctor’s office, in the workplace, at schools and daycares and other facilities with heavy traffic including some of our favorite stores. People squirt a dab into their palm, rub it in and continue about their day. Use of hand sanitizer has become increasingly common and…
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Why can’t I visit a baby in the NICU?

Throughout late fall, winter and early spring, the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) in the hospital is often limited to parents and grandparents. Brothers and sisters may be eager to meet their new best friend, but this time of year is RSV season, which can be life threatening to our tiniest patients. Respiratory Syncytial Virus,…
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Handwashing 101

Just about everything we come in contact with everyday harbors bacteria, viruses and germs — doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones, elevator buttons, faucet handles, shopping carts, gas pumps. With germs lurking everywhere it’s important to ensure good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of illness. Below are a few facts that may inspire you and your…
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Did you know? A person has more bacteria on their body than there are people in the United States. On each square centimeter of your skin there are about 1,500 bacteria. There are about 21,000 germs per square inch on work desks. There is an average of 229,000 germs per square inch on frequently touched…
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