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When to wash your
hands?
when hands are visibly soiled
after using the restroom
before preparing, serving, or eating
food
after caring for a sick child (blowing
their noses or wiping eyes
after diapering a child
after cleaning up a mess
after helping a child with toileting
after cleaning up spills
after other cleaning activities
after smoking
Before and after treating a cut or
wound
After blowing your nose, coughing,
or sneezing
After touching garbage
DID YOU KNOW?
About 1.8 million children
under the age of 5 die each
year from diarrheal disease
and pneumonia.
Hand washing with soap
could help protect about 1
out of 3 young children
who get sick with diarrhea
and almost 1 out of 5 young
children with respiratory
infections like pneumonia.
Alcohol-based hand rubs
If you can’t get to soap and water,
alcohol-based hand rubs can be used as
long as it has 60% alcohol.
Use enough hand rub product for both
hands.
Rub your entire hands. Don’t forget
the backs of your hands and fingers,
fingernails, fingertips, and in between
fingers. Do NOT use hand sanitizer if
your hands are visibly dirty or greasy
LET’S
MAKE
HAND-
WASHING
A HABIT
Infection control is in
your hands!!!!!!!
REFERENCES
https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/why-
handwashing.html
http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/Facts-
about-hand-hygiene
http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/hand-washing.html
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-
issues/conditions/prevention/Pages/Prevention-In-
Child-Care-or-School.aspx
Wash Your Hands
Why????
GERMS ARE EVERYWHERE
Washing your hands is really easy
and only takes about 20 seconds.
Handwashing is one of the best
ways to protect yourself, your
family and those around you from
getting sick.
Removing germs through
handwashing helps stops
infections including skin and eye
infections
Germs from unwashed hands can
get in your foods and drinks when
people prepare or consume them.
Germs can grow in some types of
foods or drinks and make people
sick
Germs from unwashed hands can
be get on other objects, like door
knobs, tables, or toys, and then
moved to other people’s hands
Let’s wash our Hands!
Just 5 Simple Steps
1) Wet hands with water, then rub on
soap
2) Lather your hands by rubbing them
together with the soap. Get the
backs of your hands, between your
fingers, and under your nails
3) Scrub
4) Rinse soap off your hands under
running water
5) Dry your hands using a clean towel
or air dry them
Remember to use a piece of paper
towel to turn off the sink and to open
the bathroom door when done
Drown a germ and wash your
hands!
Encourage Kids
Activities to get kids to wash
their hands include
Singing “Happy Birthday”
2 times while washing
hands
Give stickers- kids love
praise
Make colored soap
Use a toy
Make up a rewards chart