Consequences Food Borne illness - A disease caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages One out of six Americans 125,000 hospitalizations 3000 die Costs billions of dollars
Food Borne illness Famous Five Norovirus E. coli O157: H7 Shigella Salmonella Typhi Hepatitis A Symptoms Diarrhea Vomiting Abdominal cramping Fever with sore throat Jaundice
High Risk Population Younger than 5 Older than 65 Pregnant Immune Compromised
Using your hands Keep hands away from eyes, nose and mouth Avoid touching surfaces constantly being touched.
Most important measure Proper Hand Washing Why When How
Why to Wash Hands frequently To avoid spread of bacteria and viruses. To avoid food borne illness.
When to Wash Hands Hands that are visibly soiled or potentially grossly contaminated MUST by washed with liquid soap and water Before starting to work During work as necessary to prevent contamination of foods After handling unclean items After handling raw meat, poultry or fish After using the restroom(must wash twice - once in restroom and once in kitchen) After eating or smoking
How to Wash Hands Wet hands with running water. Rub hands together with soap and lather well, covering all surfaces for 15 to 20 s. Weave fingers and thumbs together and slide them back and forth Rinse hands under a stream of clean, running warm water until all soap is gone. Blot hands dry with a clean towel or hot air contd….
Proper Hand WashingTechnique Sing ‘Happy Birthday Twice’
Benefits of Hand Hygiene Reduces Infection as a result it saves lives Reduces morbidity Reduces costs related to health care associated infections.