Did you know that 1 in 5 people don't wash their hands and of those that do only 30% use soap. The CDC recommends 15-20 seconds of vigorous hand washing with soap and water to effectively kill germs, but only about 5% of people wash their hands for 15-seconds or more.
In support of Global Hand Washing Day which is taking place on October 15th, please take a few moments to check out these 10 steps to wash your hands correctly.
According to a recent study, nearly one-quarter or 24.1% of seniors leave the hospital with Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) including MRSA.
Experts indicate that just a 20% improvement in hand hygiene compliance by healthcare workers can result in a 40% reduction in the rate of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
Proper hand hygiene including washing hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (when hands are not visibly soiled) is the single best way of preventing HAIs.
If you a senior loved one in your life, please read the full article about why elderly patients leave the hospital with superbugs.