Tools to help improve hand hygiene and surface cleaning

This pandemic is a global crisis, and it is critical that healthcare facilities have priority when it comes to the supply of hand sanitisers. But, as long as you have access to water and soap, handwashing is the preferred option for you to keep yourself healthy and your hands clean.

Useful tools to help improve hand hygiene and surface cleaning

 
This pandemic is a global crisis, and it is critical that healthcare facilities have priority when it comes to the supply of hand sanitisers. But, as long as you have access to water and soap, handwashing is the preferred option for you to keep yourself healthy and your hands clean.
 

Handwashing vs hand sanitiser

 
Keeping your hands clean is the easiest way to reduce the risk of contagion, for your own and for others’ sake. In general, both regular handwashing and the use of hand sanitiser, when done correctly, are highly effective at killing most microbes and pathogens. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare segment is globally suffering from a lack of supply of hand sanitisers. 

Hand hygiene is one of the best tools we have to prevent the spread of infection. Watch the video to hear Carolyn Berland, PhD, share five tips on how to properly wash your hands in order to protect you and people you care about.

How to reduce risk of infection

Even though COVID-19 is a new virus, it has been confirmed that the virus enters your body via your eyes, nose and/or mouth, so to reduce the risk of getting infected: