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Hand hygiene in Healthcare

Hand hygiene in Healthcare

20.November.2020

Hand hygiene in the healthcare sector has always been an important issue that ranks highly when it comes to keeping patients and staff safe. But, with the devastating effects of COVID-19 hitting the sector like a whirlwind that continues to rage, hand hygiene is now back on the radar and is of paramount importance. From staff to patients and equipment...

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Festive cooks urged to wash hands, not raw meat, amid spike in food poisoning bug

Festive cooks urged to wash hands, not raw meat, amid spike in food poisoning bug

19.November.2020

FOOD safety experts are warning Scots to wash their hands - not raw turkeys - as a new festive food poisoning campaign is launched. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is highlighting the risks of food poisoning in the run-up to Christmas and New Year, from washing raw poultry and not washing hands properly. Washing poultry can splash toxic bacteria like Campylobacter...

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How to Wash Your Hands Properly

How to Wash Your Hands Properly

19.November.2020

  Should I wash my hands or use hand sanitiser? If you have the option to wash your hands, research suggests this is the recommended solution for best hand hygeine. In a new study published by mSphere, researchers found that hand-washing under running water removed the flu virus from hands faster than did a dab of alcohol sanitizer, as previous studies...

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How Can Good Hand Hygiene Reduce Spread of Norovirus?

How Can Good Hand Hygiene Reduce Spread of Norovirus?

17.November.2020

Reducing the spread of Norovirus? It's in your hands.  What is Norovirus? Norovirus can be extremely unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days. The norovirus is a particularly contagious bug that affects over a million Brits each year, and causes up to two days of diarrhoea and projectile vomiting as well as fluey symptoms.The Norovirus...

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The dangers of alcohol-based hand sanitiser

The dangers of alcohol-based hand sanitiser

15.November.2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge that scientists, politicians, medical staff and the general public have been rising to for months now.  Advice on how to stay safe has been controversial and often confusing but one thing is clear; alcohol based hand sanitisers are deemed to be ineffective and full of potential dangers. With an alcohol content of between...

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The importance of Hand Hygiene during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

The importance of Hand Hygiene during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

13.November.2020

According to the centres for disease control & prevention, hand washing is the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of infection. Our hands touch many different things throughout the day, most of which are harmless but there are things out there that can make us ill.  Hand washing is the first line of defence against...

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