Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

**E-Training: Hand Hygiene

There is more to know about hand hygiene than you would think.  First, poor hand hygiene is the number one cause of the spread of infectious disease in a hospital system.  When you wash your hand you should no skimp on the soap, not the time.  To prevent chapping or side effects form lots of washing you should pat your hands dry over rubbing them dry.  Also after washing your hands you should turn the water off with a towel rather than touch the handle and get your hands dirty again.  Rings are not recommended while working.  They have sharp edges which can cause injury.  Germs seem to gather under a ring.  And finally those who wear a ring have a tendency to wash their hands less often.

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