The Hows of Hand Hygiene

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Hand hygiene is a simple, low-cost, and efficient technique to keep yourself healthy and protected from germ transmission. Practicing hand hygiene and making it part of your routine prevents the spread of diseases to you, your family, and the people around you. This course is designed to guide you with the hows of hand hygiene - how hands serve as the main pathway for germs, how to clean hands while doing tasks at work, and how to do an after-work hand care routine. Knowing these topics allows us to exhibit our dedication to excellent hygiene and a better client experience.

The Hows of Hand Hygiene Lessons

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  1. How are Germs Transmitted
  2. How to Properly Wash Your Hands
  3. How to Use an Alcohol-Based Hand Rub
  4. How to Take Care of Your Hands

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How are Germs Transmitted

The Hows of Hand Hygiene Course - Lesson Excerpt

How are Germs Transmitted

How are Germs Transmitted

**In this lesson, you will learn about germ transmission. ** Specifically, you are expected to: understand how germs may get in your hands, and identify objects where germs may thrive and hide.

How are Germs Transmitted

While on duty, you should look out for high-touch surfaces. High-touch surfaces are those areas that people touch frequently which increases the risk of contamination. Look out for others – by giving extra time in cleaning and disinfecting these surfaces. Look out for yourself – by protecting yourself and taking extra precautions while cleaning these surfaces. Some examples of high-touch surfaces include...

Which of these are considered a high-touch surface? Select all that apply

Did you know that the device you are using right now probably has ten times the amount of germs present on most toilet seats?

How are Germs Transmitted

These germs can get on you as you navigate through your phone while going through this lesson.

How are Germs Transmitted

At the same time, you may also transfer germs to your device if your hands are contaminated.

How are Germs Transmitted

Keeping this in mind, make sure your hands are squeaky clean before doing any tasks.

How are Germs Transmitted

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

The Hows of Hand Hygiene Course - Lesson Excerpt

** How to Properly Wash your Hands**

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

**In this lesson, you will learn the steps for proper handwashing. ** How Can We Control Infection?, you are expected to: explain the importance of handwashing, identify key times when handwashing is a must, demonstrate effective handwashing techniques, identify handwashing songs, and evaluate your own handwashing habits.

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

When should you wash your hands? Are your hands visibly dirty or soiled after cleaning? Did you touch any contaminated surfaces such as garbage bags or dirty clothes? Did you touch a high touch-point surface, such as door handles, door keys, and taps and flush? Are you going to eat or prepare meals? Have you just gotten out of the restroom? Have you gone out in public? These are some key times in your day-to-day job when you are likely to pick up and spread germs. **If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then it is time for you to wash your hands. **

Step 1: WASH

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

Step 2: LATHER

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

Step 3: SCRUB

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

Step 4: RINSE

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

Step 5: DRY

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

How long should you scrub your hands during handwashing?

How to Use an Alcohol-Based Hand Rub

The Hows of Hand Hygiene Course - Lesson Excerpt

How to Use an Alcohol-Based Hand Rub

How to Use an Alcohol-Based Hand Rub

In this lesson, you will learn the method of hand hygiene using alcohol-based sanitizers. Specifically, you are expected to: explain the importance of hand hygiene using sanitizers, identify key times when hand rubbing is a better option, determine which types of hand sanitizers are most effective to fight germs, and correctly perform hand hygiene using alcohol-based hand rub.

How to Use an Alcohol-Based Hand Rub

After learning about the handwashing technique from the previous lesson, you have realized that handwashing is an easy, inexpensive, and effective method to prevent the transmission of disease-causing germs. But how can you clean your hands if soap and water are out of reach? Watch the video on the next slide to find out!

How to Take Care of Your Hands

The Hows of Hand Hygiene Course - Lesson Excerpt

How to Take Care of Your Hands

How to Take Care of Your Hands

Keeping everything clean - including yourself - is obviously a crucial part of your work as a professional cleaner.

How to Take Care of Your Hands

You are at a high risk of developing skin conditions due to your exposure to a range of chemicals, including those chemicals used in handwashing and handrubbing. Repetitive immersion in water also adds to this risk.

How to Take Care of Your Hands

In this lesson, you will learn how to take care of your hands at work. Specifically, you are expected to: understand safety data sheets, learn the proper donning and doffing of gloves, identify common skin conditions experienced in the cleaning industry, and perform an after-care routine for your hands.

How to Take Care of Your Hands

Common Skin Problems among Professional Cleaners

Which of the following would require you to put on a new pair of gloves? Select all that apply

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