Category: Education

Hand Hygiene In Schools – How Can Schools Prevent Infections?

Schools have a great opportunity to apply infection prevention tactics that ensure kids have a safe and hygienic school environment.

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Breaking The Chain Of Infection At Every Link

The chain of infection is a term that refers to the sequence of events in which infection occurs. It is built of six links, and the chain can be broken at any link.

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Workplace Hygiene as a Corporate Responsibility

Nowadays, companies are expected to take responsibility for their actions, as well as their impact on communities, society, stakeholders, and their employees. Corporations have a huge effect on workplace hygiene.

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Important Information about Hand Hygiene Compliance in the Workplace

The habit of washing hands is indeed one that is hard to implement in any workplace, much as it is needed. In this article we hope to give you important information that will help you succeed in making your workplace a safer and more hygienic environment for yourself, your employees, and ultimately, your customers.

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How Many Times A Day Do You Really Need To Wash Your Hands?

After many countries have exited quarantine, people are adjusting to the “new normal” in the post-COVID-19 world. Hand washing is without a doubt part of everyone’s new routine.

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AIPAC: Soapy Takes the Guesswork Out Of Washing Hands

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of proper hand hygiene in the fight against infectious diseases. Max Simonovsky, Soapy Care’s CEO and co-founder, explained to AIPAC about Soapy’s revolutionary solution – the ECO micro-station

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Plastic Gloves Are Bad For The Environment

The sheer mass of plastic gloves used unnecessarily in the pandemic is causing the earth a great deal of damage.

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Disposable Gloves Are Unhygienic – Here’s Why

The assumption that simply wearing gloves can stop the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases isn’t correct at all. Gloves are, in fact, unhygienic.

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Why is there extreme variability in death rates from COVID-19?

As the global pandemic spreads, nations are trying to take an example from countries who are managing to keep a low death count amidst COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Managers – how to speak to your team about hand hygiene 

The post-COVID-19 world is going to look different, and hand hygiene is going to be at the front of both the consumer and the worker’s worries.


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News From Soapy: ECO Micro-Station COVID-19 Installation Improvements

Soapy has developed an app that will enable any institution an easy installation of the ECO micro-station, without the need for external help.

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Classroom Experiment Shows the Importance of Hand-Washing — Just in Time for Flu Season

A science teacher is imploring students and parents to wash their hands after posting the results of her classroom’s stomach-churning experiment.
Flu season is in full swing. The CDC is reporting that 30 states—especially southern states like Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina—are already seeing flu activity. A preliminary estimates report states that there have already been 1.7 million to 2.5 million flu illnesses nationwide between October and November. Thankfully, there are measures everyone can take to keep the virus at bay. And a science teacher from Idaho is spreading awareness with a jaw-dropping post that has gone viral.
Jaralee Annice Metcalf shared photos of a science project she did with her class, writing alongside a series of photos, “We took fresh bread and touched it. We did one slice untouched. One with unwashed hands. One with hand sanitizer. One with washed hands with warm water and soap. Then, we decided to rub a piece on all our classroom Chromebooks.” The result: “So DISGUSTING!!!”
Photos by : COURTESY OF JARALEE ANNICE METCALF
Metcalf pointed out that yes, the school typically sanitizes the Chromebooks but didn’t for this experiment, the results took three to four weeks due to the bread’s preservatives which extend shelf life, and the bread was placed in tightly-sealed freezer Ziploc bags.
“If the bread had been exposed to air and moisture, the experiment may have gone faster,” Metcalf tells Parents.com. “The breads that were very clearly exposed to different germs grew mold quicker. And ones touches by clean hands plus the soap and water ones were not exposed to the germs that cause the mold growth to quicken.”
In her Facebook post, Metcalf identified herself “as somebody who is sick and tired of being sick and tired of being sick and tired and urged followers to wash their hands” and urged her followers to wash their hands, remind their kids to wash their hands, and to remember that hand sanitizer is not an alternative to washing your hands.
She pointed those interested in doing the experiment themselves to instructions provided on C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s website.
Since Metcalf shared the images, her post has earned over 59K shares and over 8K comments.
Ultimately, the science teacher hopes that parents not only better understand the importance of hand-washing but that they take the results into consideration when their child comes down with a bug. “Germs spread rapidly,” Metcalf tells Parents.com. “And it doesn’t matter how often they’re told or how well they’re taught to wash their hands, children won’t always do it properly or enough.” That said, when hand-washing fails, a sick day might be called for, which could preempt illnesses like the flu from spreading even further.
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