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    World Hand Hygiene DayMay 5th 2014World Hand Hygiene Day May 5th 2014 Presentation Transcript

    • Dr.T.V.Rao MD
    • SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands - WHO's global annual campaign 5 May 2014
    • Hand washing: Clean Hands Save Lives
    • Importance of World hand Hygiene Day World Hand Hygiene Day takes place on May 05, 2014. The day is declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and encoures patients and their family members to join health workers in their efforts to practice good hand hygiene. According to WHO, every year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by health care-associated infections. More than half of these infections could be prevented by caregivers properly cleaning their hands at key moments in patient care.
    • Hand hygiene is Important for … Hand hygiene is especially important for people who handle food or work in the medical field, but it is also an important practice for the general public. People can become infected with respiratory illnesses such as influenza or the common cold, for example, if they don't wash their hands before touching their eyes, nose, or mouth : (Wikipedia)
    • Handwashing Saves Lives About 2.2 million children5 under the age of 5 die each year from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top two killers of young children around the world.2 Handwashing is not only simple and inexpensive, but remarkably, handwashing with soap can dramatically cut the number of young children who get sick.
    • Handwashing Saves Lives Handwashing with soap could protect about 1 out of every 3 young children who get sick with diarrhea3 and almost 1 out of 6 young children with respiratory infections like pneumonia4. Although people around the world clean their hands with water, very few use soap to wash their hands. Washing hands with soap removes germs much more effectively.
    • Hand Washing a Tribute to
    • Handwashing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine— Regular Handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.
    • Are you ready to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistant germs? For 5 May 2014, WHO asks you to join us in highlighting the role of hand hygiene in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). No action today; no cure tomorrow – make sure the WHO 5 Moments are part of protecting your patients from resistant germs.
    • When you Wash Hands in Health Care
    • Involves five simple and effective steps Think Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry
    • How should you wash your hands? 1 Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. 2 Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. 3 Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
    • How should you wash your hands? 4 Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. 5Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
    • Hand washing reduces spread of Microbes We can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular Handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.
    • When should you wash your hands? Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone who is sick Before and after treating a cut or wound After using the toilet
    • When should you wash your hands? After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste After handling pet food or pet treats After touching garbage
    • Two of the proposed 5 May 2014 activities are global surveys: A Global Prevalence Survey on Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) – laboratories in health-care facilities around the world are asked to submit data from in-patient clinical blood and urine laboratory specimens, related to five selected key multidrug- resistant organisms (MDROs). This survey and full instructions will be launched in February 2014, with survey completion requested during one week in March 2014.
    • Two of the proposed 5 May 2014 activities are global surveys: A Point Prevalence Global Survey on use of Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis (SAP) – surgical wards in health-care facilities around the world are asked to submit data on SAP in surgical patients of one or more wards on a given day. This survey and full instructions will be launched in February 2014, with survey completion requested on any one day between 15 and 31 March 2014.
    • I washed my Hands Are You ?
    • The Programme Created and Designed by Dr.T.V.Rao MD for Medical and Health Care workers in support the Global Health Care Email doctortvrao@gmail.com