Proper hand washing is an easy way to help keep from getting sick.
When common illnesses like the cold and flu spread, it’s easy to think there’s little we can do to stop it. But washing your hands consistently is a reliable way to keep from spreading germs while reducing your chances of getting sick.
Want to know more? Here are a few hand-washing tips.
Germs hide everywhere: door handles, faucet handles, remote controls and any surface people touch.
"In the United States, hospital patients get nearly two million infections each year. That's about one infection per 20 patients!"(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation).
If your hands are not visibly soiled, use an alcohol-based, waterless hand sanitizer.
Rub until hands are dry (usually about 15 seconds).