MediChem International has produced an A4 sized laminated poster that sets out the correct method of hand washing.
In a world where many become exasperated about the “nanny state” approach to seemingly trivial things, to be shown how to wash your hands would seem to be a classic example of unnecessary education. Yet hand hygiene is the primary measure to reduce infections.
Medichem International managing director Rick Hayman said: “A good way to look at how important hand washing is to take the approach of ‘first do no harm’. Good infection control in all other areas can so easily be wasted if proper hand hygiene is not observed.”
With this in mind, the company has produced an A4 sized laminated poster which sets out the correct method of hand washing. The poster has a sticky back enabling it to be placed near to hand washing facilities in the practice.
Mr Hayman said: “It takes about as long as singing Happy Birthday twice to wash your hands properly, but it is also down to technique too.”
Copies of the poster they are available free of charge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and stating your name, practice, address and postcode.