Our hands play an important role in our lives, from helping us cook family-favourite meals to holding the hands of those we love; our hands are connected to our everyday lives. It’s only fair to return the love by ensuring we keep them clean and hygienic. It’s easy to forget sometimes just how busy our hands are and what they touch during the day.
Proper hand hygiene is not only a priority at home, but in hospitals too. It helps stop the spread of germs and cross-contamination. As an institution that serves the sick from all walks of life, healthcare workers are required to take hand hygiene seriously to protect their patients, themselves, their families and those around them. Hand hygiene in healthcare is the single, most important element in reducing the risk of spreading illness from one person to another.