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Hand hygiene

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Hand hygiene

  1. 1. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives Food Service Workers
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. High Risk Population Younger than 5 Older than 65 Pregnant Immune Compromised
  5. 5. Using your hands Keep hands away from eyes, nose and mouth Avoid touching surfaces constantly being touched.
  6. 6. Most important measure Proper Hand Washing  Why  When  How
  7. 7. Why to Wash Hands frequently To avoid spread of bacteria and viruses. To avoid food borne illness.
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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….
  10. 10. Proper Hand WashingTechnique Sing ‘Happy Birthday Twice’
  11. 11. Benefits of Hand Hygiene Reduces Infection as a result it saves lives Reduces morbidity Reduces costs related to health care associated infections.
  12. 12. Happy Hand Washing

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