Infection Control Instructions

Infection control instructions: Hi all We wanted to share with you some more specific instructions regarding the use of the infection control kits we deliveredto all of your clients. Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

Follow these five steps every time.

1. Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap.

2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

5. Dry your hands using a clean paper towel or air dry them.

6. Turn off water using a separate (new) paper towel. Use Hand Sanitizer When You Can’t Use Soap and Water. This may be used up to 3 times in a row, then you should use soap and water.


How to use hand sanitizer:

• Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).

• Rub your hands together.

• Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.


How to clean and disinfect with wipes: Ideally, the disinfecting products should be used only on high-touch point areas like tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks, keyboards. Do NOT use wipes near food or on glasses, plates, or silverware. Do NOT use on granite countertops as it could damage the surface. They are also not to be used on soft fabric furniture. When using disinfectant wipes, wipe surface, using enough wipes for the treated surface to remain visibly wet for four minutes. Let surface dry by itself. Wiping until it dries can spread the germs around the surface.


Social Etiquette: Refrain from handshaking or hugging. An elbow bump or simple smile, nod, or a kind “hello” will go farther with someone than possibly exposing them to a contagious virus. Whenever possible, maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.


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