For the next two weeks, Platte Valley will continue to focus on hand hygiene awareness. Practicing great hand hygiene is not only the best way to protect our patients, it’s also expected as a part of our behavior standards. And, who knows, you may get caught hand washing and be rewarded with a $1 off coupon for the Bistro!
Stay tuned to the ICE for the next 2 weeks for more information on great hand hygiene.
Kids need clean hands, too!
Help children stay healthy by encouraging them to wash their hands frequently. Wash your hands with your child to show him or her how it’s done. To prevent rushing, suggest washing hands for as long as it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice. If your child can’t reach the sink on his or her own, keep a step stool handy.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are OK for children and adolescents, especially when soap and water aren’t available. However, be sure to supervise young children using alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Swallowing alcohol-based sanitizers can cause alcohol poisoning. Store the container safely away after use.