Handwashing to prevent infection has always been part of every day life but now more than ever.
The purpose of hand washing is to remove dirt, viruses and bacteria from hands to stop these being spread to the environment and from person to person, which can lead to illness.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), every year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by healthcare associated infections.
One of our Directors and a Registered Nurse, Sarah, has produced this short informative video to show you how to correctly wash your hands.
It is very important to ensure you wash your hands in order to help prevent the spread of infection when visiting a friend or relative in hospital or other healthcare environment.
Washing your hands properly should take about as long as singing “Happy Birthday” twice (around 20 seconds).
We also cover Hand Washing on our Infection Control course. Contact us now for further details