Everyone could use a helping hand now and then – but sometimes we might be too embarrassed to ask.
That wasn’t the case for this fearless kid who crawled into a stranger’s bathroom stall asking for help to wash his hands.
In the video, which was shot by a teen in a fast food washroom, a small child crawls under a stall door asking for, “someone to help hold him up so he can wash his hands.”
It's great to see this little guy has his priorities straight. He’s a fearless handwashing champion for sure!
Check out these helpful tips on how to teach kids about the importance of hand hygiene.
Here are some of the top hand hygiene, skin safety and infection prevention articles from Deb's blog last year. A special thanks to all our subscribers and contributors.
1. How Much Hand Soap Should You Use?
Washing with soap – not just water – is vital to proper hygiene. This is because while water is powerful at rinsing away dirt, it cannot easily remove soil or organisms that are attached to the hands. Soap is able to do this very effectively, maximizing the rinsing benefit of the water. Read more...
2. May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day
Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th to remind us that Clean Hands Count every day of the year…and in more ways than we think. The WHO aims to catalyze the discussion on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare and its overall improvement worldwide by bringing people together. Read more...
3. Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks in Restaurants with Clean Hands
Customers never order a salad with a side of norovirus, but it’s a common pairing when food service employees don’t practice proper hand hygiene. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70 percent of reported norovirus outbreaks are caused by infected food workers contaminating food. Read more...
To see the full list, please visit Deb's Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog.
When using a public rest room have you ever flushed the toilet using your feet or maybe used a paper towel to avoid touching a restroom door handle? We'll you are not alone.
These germ avoidance 'life hacks' are becoming increasingly popular to stay healthy and reduce the spread of infectious diseases - especially during flu season.
According to a recent healthy hand washing survey, the following are popular "actions taken in public restrooms to avoid touching anything."
Read more about popular ‘life hacks’ for germy places in this recent DebMed Blog article.