Remember when your mom would ask you “did you wash your hands”? It felt like such a chore! I admit, getting into the healthcare profession + having my dad battle leukemia, my hand washing may be overkill or OCD to some … there are worse habits … like not doing it at all! So Gross!
Truth is; our hands touch so many surfaces from keyboards, smart phones, pens, door knobs, mail, money, shopping carts, gas nozzles, ATM machines, etc. Bacteria simply hitch a ride from that surface to your hand, fingertips, under your finger nails.
Yep! All good until you shake hands, fist pump then BAM! You are spreading disease! Ewwww!
All it takes is soap & water! It doesn’t matter if the water is cold or hot … just wash the front + back of your hand + each finger … it will take you at least 20 seconds!
You can also use 60% alcohol hand sanitizer the same way.
It is for your own protection … and for those around you! Give the gift of health & wash your hands!
Take What You Learn & Make A Difference With It
This week’s blog is short and content packed!
Excited news to share with dental professionals who are attending our first major dental meeting, Yankee Dental Congress, this January!
As the Holiday Season continues; take time to reflect on what it is you would like to accomplish for 2016! My friend and colleague Randy Pennington, an award winning author delivers how to make your 2016 a success!
Wrapping it up; my weekly video blog Anastasia’s Hump Day Happenings shares the results of a survey asking dental hygienists what would be on their wish list! Dentists and dental patients … take a listen!
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Till next time,
Take What You Learn & Make A Difference With It!