Safety

Practicing holiday hand hygiene might lead to gift of health

Hospital Safety Insider, The Grand Rapids Press, December 28, 2013

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

No one wants to spend the holidays with a cold or, worse yet, the flu. As we hit the home stretch of holiday shopping in packed malls and spending time with relatives -- especially the little ones who may not have the best sneezing etiquette -- it is important to remember to wash your hands.

"Regularly washing your hands is one of the most important ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others," explains Dr. Linda Bessert of Metro Health Wayland. "Just think of all the things you touch in a day: telephones, toilets, doors, money and other people. Now, think about the number of times you touch your own face, eyes or mouth. You could be scratching your nose or eating a Christmas cookie. There are germs on your hands that you are being exposed to."

Source: The Grand Rapids Press

 



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

Most Popular