Category: Clean hands count

Keeping Your Hands Clean and Healthy

Truth: Alcohol-based is more effective and less drying than soap and water.

As a healthcare worker, clean hands count. Clean hands prevent the spread of illness in healthcare facilities. Unfortunately, the frequent handwashing and sanitizing needed to achieve this all too often results in painful, cracking, or broken skin on the hands. This raises an important question: what can we do to ensure our hands are clean Read More >

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Infection control reminders during this challenging respiratory virus season

Patient sneezing into her forearm while wearing a protective facemask.

Abigail L. Carlson, MD, MPH, Physician, Project Firstline, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC With assistance from Mia Frederick (contractor, TANAQ) a writer for CDC’s Project Firstline in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Over the past few months, there has been an increase in respiratory virus activity nationwide, causing additional strain on an already Read More >

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