Hand Hygiene Information
Knowledge and information are the key components to prevention and keeping up with the newest developments in the hand hygiene and hand sanitation arenas. Our goal is to not only help cut down on the spread of harmful bacteria in facilities nationwide, but to make certain that we remain advocates and help spread the word in sanitation related issues and developments.
There is no proper substitute for hand hygiene other than washing one’s hands with approved soaps and products under water and scrubbing for a minimum of 20 seconds. This information cannot be more plain and simple per the CDC regulations, see information below for articles and trends.
The Truth Behind Hand Sanitizers : Links
Hand sanitizers have crawled their way into every nook and cranny in facilities nationwide as a quick and easy way to keep hand hygiene a major focus and at it’s peak. However, what distributors and makers of hand sanitizers fail to mention is that their products are nowhere near 100% effective and not only is that in itself an issue, but they have long term effects of damaging your skin and causing more problems than they actually solve.
Please click on the links below to read important articles and findings about hand sanitizers:
Filthy Truth About Hand Sanitizers and Some of Their Chemicals
Hand Sanitizers and Germ Control
Hand Sanitizers Versus Washing Hands Properly
Trends in Hand Hygiene and It’s Importance : Links
Any healthcare facility, food service provider, or hygiene regulated industry leader can tell you how vital hand hygiene is to their way of life and how crucial it is to doing the job right the first time. Studies show that hand hygiene is not only the LEADING CAUSE of bacteria spread, but the most important way it can be prevented.
Please click on the links below to read important articles and findings about hand hygiene trends:
Hand Hygiene and Efforts by the CDC
CDC Joins with WHO to Promote More Effective Hand Hygiene in Healthcare
Hospital Administered Infection and Insurance Coverage Informaiton
Breaking News: March 26th, 2014
The CDC has just released a special news report about HAI rates. It gives a state by state breakdown and shows the top causes and types of HAI’s plaguing America. The number one HAI is pneumonia at a staggering 22% of all HAI cases and in conjunction with APIC, they released a report on how to best curb pneumonia and related infections in medical facilities nationwide, this report is listed below. Looking at the article, you will notice that the very first and most important way to reduce and eliminate pneumonia infections is by proper hand hygiene. The SaniTimer™ promotes proper hand hygiene and used in conjunction with antibacterial foam and sanitizers, countless lives can be saved daily!
CDC State By State Study Regarding HAI Rates and Cases