Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hand Hygiene Day

Germs are in the air, on our hands, on our feet, on the table, and everywhere. They can even get on the foods that we eat. To get rid of them and prevent them from invading our system, we have to wash our hands. Remember that the most important thing we could do to prevent the spread of illness is to wash our hands often and thoroughly.

We (nurses, doctors and allied health professionals) believe that hand washing, when done correctly, is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and hospital acquired infections. To remind and to re-educate ourselves, we participated in the recently concluded PICU/PECU Hand Hygiene Day held in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Conference room. Our Infection Control Link nurses gave us a lecture about the said topic followed by hand washing technique activity. Our hands were tested under the ultraviolet light after an application of "germs" in a form of powder and washed with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Here are some of the photos taken by myself during the activity. Thank you Joy, Nazy and Helen. Congratulations on the job well done!
Thelma's hands under the ultraviolet light
Nazy was inspecting Dr. Nidal's hands

6 comments:

  1. We use hand sanitizer a lot over here to keep away the flu and cold germs!

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  2. ever cultured your hands?
    It is an eye openning experience!

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  3. sometimes i think we are overdoing the use of hand sanitizer.

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  4. we swim in a sea of bacteria, you little friends. . . .


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  5. I didn't know that UV light can be used to detect the presence of germs.

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  6. UV light is used to kill the buggers!

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