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The importance of hand hygiene

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Welcome to a world of clean hands.
A project of our school 11th Primary school of Haidari Athens.

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The importance of hand hygiene

  1. 1. Welcome to Greece! Welcome to our classroom! Welcome to a world of clean hands!!! Akrivi Arvaniti MSc, Supervisor, Health Visitors Unit Department of Public Health Services "Thriassio" General Hospital
  2. 2. Why is Hand Hygiene So Important?
  3. 3. Microbes • are all around us • come in all shapes and sizes • are so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye! • Can be everywhere! • are all around us • come in all shapes and sizes • are so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye! • Can be everywhere!
  4. 4. We can see them through the Microscope
  5. 5. There are many kinds of germs... •Microbes can be both good and bad •There are three types of microbes: Fungi, Viruses and Bacteria.
  6. 6. Influenza virus
  7. 7. Bacteria –Staphylococcus aureus
  8. 8. The most common way of microbe transmission is our hands!
  9. 9. What can bad germs do to you…
  10. 10. Handwashing with soap gets rid of germs!
  11. 11. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spreading of germs and stay healthy!
  12. 12. After arriving from school When Should I Wash My Hands? After coughing or blowing your nose Before preparing or eating food After playing with animals After using the toilet After playing outdoors Before touching your eyes when you are sick Designed by Minnesota Department of Health, www.health.state.mn.us
  13. 13. How to Wash Your Hands
  14. 14. 6 Steps for proper handwashing 1. Rub hands palm to palm 2. Back of hands 3. Between fingers 5. Base of thumbs4. Back of fingers 6. Fingernails
  15. 15. Μπορείς να βάλεις τα Έξι Βήματα για το πλύσιμο των χεριών στη σωστή σειρά ; (Can you put the Six Steps of Handwashing to their correct order?) Σαπουνίζουμε (Apply soap) Σαπουνίζουμε (Apply soap) Ξεπλένουμε (Rinse) Ξεπλένουμε (Rinse) Τρίβουμε τα χέρια το ένα με το άλλο (Rub your hands together) Κλείνουμε τη βρύση με τη χειροπετσέτα (Turn off water with a paper towel) Στεγνώνουμε χαρτί ή πετσέτα (Dry your hands) Στεγνώνουμε χαρτί ή πετσέτα (Dry your hands) Βρέχουμε τα χέρια (Wet your hands) Βρέχουμε τα χέρια (Wet your hands)
  16. 16. •www.cdc.gov, Hand washing: Clean Hands Save Lives •www.health.state.mn.us, Age Appropriate Hand Washing Curriculum •www.health.state.mn.us,Be A Germ-Buster... Wash Your Hands Poster (How-to Hand Washing) •www.wash-hands.com, Washing Your Hands (NHS) •Hand Washing for Kids - A Childs Guide to Hand Hygiene, NHS •e-bug.eu

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