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Effective hand hygiene is the key to reducing nosocomial infections

Dr. Sarah Tschudin-Sutter from the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland and colleagues tried their 15-second three-step handcuffs program in a randomized crossover trial. They recruited 20 healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 51. They are randomly assigned to four different hand rubbing techniques, including; Six-step hand hygiene 30 ...
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They can not be ignored in hospital hand hygiene

From the responsibility of patient care, environmental cleaning, and delivery of goods. Whether it is daily cleaning, shipping specimens, medical waste disposal, etc., there may be direct or indirect exposure to pollutants to varying degrees. Although Procter & Gamble also has hand hygiene training to help them reduce pollution, their ...
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Do you know the timing of dental hand hygiene?

September 20th of each year is the (China) National Love Day. The establishment of “National Love Tooth Day” is a pioneering activity in China to carry out mass oral health education activities and is an important measure to promote the development of dental disease prevention and health care in China ...
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Wash your hands and prevent diseases, you need to know these during the school season.

Because of the large range of activities, children are often contaminated with various viral bacteria, and about 400,000 bacteria are attached to one hand. If it is not cleaned in time, it will easily lead to the breeding of infectious diseases. Hand washing plays a very positive role in protecting ...
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Mobile devices of healthcare workers often contaminated by viral RNA

Mobile devices are contaminated by viral RNA due to poor adherence to cleaning protocols, particularly in paediatric settings In clinical settings, mobile phones benefit patients by placing useful data and information at the fingertips of health professionals during interactions on the ward. But are doctors and nurses unwittingly exposing vulnerable ...
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1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environments

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke,  unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say ...
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Hospital grading system may put too much weight on wrong things, study finds

When a child brings home a report card from school, part of their grade comes from how often they made it to class or turned in homework. But the larger part comes from how they did on tests, in class and on take-home assignments. In other words, how much they've ...
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Study underscores need to improve handwashing behavior with soap in many impoverished countries

Washing with soap and water is second nature for many. But in many other places around the world, handwashing with soap is rare. In fact, a new study led by University at Buffalo researchers with USAID, UNICEF and others shows that handwashing behavior must be improved substantially in low- and ...
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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2019

ust when you thought that Universal Children’s Day would be enough for the UN, think again: it also runs International Youth Day, which focuses on tweens and teens and their place in society. It’s not just to protect them, but to include them in the development of communities around the ...
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Cool water removes same amount of harmful bacteria as hot, study finds

We all know that washing our hands can keep us from spreading germs and getting sick. But a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study found that cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot. "People need to feel comfortable when they are washing their hands but as far as ...
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