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Posted January 13, 2020 by Nancy Reynolds, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
One of the best and most effective ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others is by washing your hands properly and often. It doesn’t take much time or effort and offers a very effective means of preventing the spread of illnesses ranging from viruses like cold and flu to other bacteria or viruses. As you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you gather germs on your hands. You can infect yourself with these germs by touching your face; especially your eyes, nose or mouth, or you can spread the germs to others. By making handwashing a habit, you can do your part in protecting the health of yourself and your family.
Here are some simple do’s and don’ts of hand washing:
When to wash your hands: