Infection Prevention How to prevent the spread of infection-causing germs
How are germs spread? <ul><li>Germs are released into the air when you sneeze or cough </li></ul>
Prevent the Spread <ul><li>To prevent the spread of infection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn away from other people before sne...
 
YOUR MOTHER WAS RIGHT
<ul><li>Cleaning your hands is the  </li></ul><ul><li>BEST PROTECTION   </li></ul><ul><li>against the spread of germs and ...
Use Soap and Water  <ul><li>When hands are visibly soiled </li></ul><ul><li>Before preparing food or eating </li></ul><ul>...
Washing with Soap and Water  <ul><li>Adjust water to desired temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Moisten hands with soap and wat...
 
Use Alcohol Based Hand Gels <ul><li>For routine hand cleaning only if your hands are not visibly soiled </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>HOW TO DO IT RIGHT   </li></ul>
Soap and Water
 
Alcohol Based Hand Gel <ul><li>Dispense enough gel to thoroughly wet both of  your hands </li></ul><ul><li>Briskly rub han...
Protect Your Skin <ul><li>Your skin is your first line of defense against germs </li></ul><ul><li>After cleaning your hand...
Disinfect Germ “Hot-Spots” <ul><li>Take these following steps to make sure your home is a healthy, germ & infection free s...
Disinfect commonly touched hard surfaces in your home like…
COUNTERTOPS
DOOR HANDLES
SINKS
TABLETOPS
TELEPHONES
TV REMOTES
Use your disinfectants correctly <ul><li>Products such as wipes and sprays that are labeled “disinfectant” are designed to...
Clean the right way <ul><li>Use a clean, dry cloth or paper towel to clean and dry all surfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Wiping s...
Moms  can  be wrong <ul><li>Sometimes  NOT  sharing is the way to go! </li></ul>
Now be nice and don’t share <ul><li>Never share: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toothbrushes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combs </li>...
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Infection Prevention

  1. 1. Infection Prevention How to prevent the spread of infection-causing germs
  2. 2. How are germs spread? <ul><li>Germs are released into the air when you sneeze or cough </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prevent the Spread <ul><li>To prevent the spread of infection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn away from other people before sneezing or coughing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sneeze or cough into your sleeve making sure to completely cover your mouth and nose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have to cough or sneeze into your hands try to use a tissue. Throw away tissue immediately after use. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. YOUR MOTHER WAS RIGHT
  5. 6. <ul><li>Cleaning your hands is the </li></ul><ul><li>BEST PROTECTION </li></ul><ul><li>against the spread of germs and infection </li></ul>Clean Your Hands!
  6. 7. Use Soap and Water <ul><li>When hands are visibly soiled </li></ul><ul><li>Before preparing food or eating </li></ul><ul><li>Before and after touching your mouth, nose or eyes </li></ul><ul><li>After contact with blood or bodily fluids </li></ul><ul><li>After using the restroom </li></ul><ul><li>After touching animals or pets </li></ul>
  7. 8. Washing with Soap and Water <ul><li>Adjust water to desired temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Moisten hands with soap and water </li></ul><ul><li>Wash well under running water for a minimum of 15 seconds, using a rotary motion and friction </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse hands well under running water </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off faucet with paper towel and discard </li></ul><ul><li>Dry hands with a clean paper towel and discard </li></ul>
  8. 10. Use Alcohol Based Hand Gels <ul><li>For routine hand cleaning only if your hands are not visibly soiled </li></ul><ul><li>After contact with another persons intact skin (i.e. shaking hands) </li></ul><ul><li>After contact with inanimate objects (i.e. telephone, door knob) </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>HOW TO DO IT RIGHT </li></ul>
  10. 12. Soap and Water
  11. 14. Alcohol Based Hand Gel <ul><li>Dispense enough gel to thoroughly wet both of your hands </li></ul><ul><li>Briskly rub hands together,making sure to cover all surfaces, for a MINIMUM of 15 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Allow gel to fully dry after applying it, especially before touching any potential source of electrostatic discharge (i.e. light switch ) </li></ul>
  12. 15. Protect Your Skin <ul><li>Your skin is your first line of defense against germs </li></ul><ul><li>After cleaning your hands, apply moisturizing lotion to prevent your hands from becoming dry and cracked. </li></ul><ul><li>Dry, cracked hands can breakdown your defenses </li></ul><ul><li>Lotion, lotion, lotion! </li></ul>
  13. 16. Disinfect Germ “Hot-Spots” <ul><li>Take these following steps to make sure your home is a healthy, germ & infection free sanctuary </li></ul>
  14. 17. Disinfect commonly touched hard surfaces in your home like…
  15. 18. COUNTERTOPS
  16. 19. DOOR HANDLES
  17. 20. SINKS
  18. 21. TABLETOPS
  19. 22. TELEPHONES
  20. 23. TV REMOTES
  21. 24. Use your disinfectants correctly <ul><li>Products such as wipes and sprays that are labeled “disinfectant” are designed to kill a broad spectrum of harmful bacteria and viruses that other cleaners cannot. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the directions on your disinfectant’s label to maximize the benefits </li></ul>
  22. 25. Clean the right way <ul><li>Use a clean, dry cloth or paper towel to clean and dry all surfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Wiping surfaces with a dirty dishcloth, sponge, or towel will only spread germs </li></ul>
  23. 26. Moms can be wrong <ul><li>Sometimes NOT sharing is the way to go! </li></ul>
  24. 27. Now be nice and don’t share <ul><li>Never share: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toothbrushes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking glasses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utensils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Razor blades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face cloths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bath towels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Germs can be passed from person to person on these personal items </li></ul>
  25. 28. THE END!

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