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The importance of hand washing

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

From very young, we have been told how important it is to wash our hands before and after eating, when leaving the bathroom or when we touch an animal. And is that our hands are clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid transferring germs to others and sick.

importance of hand wash

During the day pass through our hands all kinds of harmful substances, bacteria and toxins that are in different public places and at home. These substances are so small they can only be seen through a microscope, but the failure to see them does not mean they are not there. In fact, today thousands of children and people die worldwide due to poor conditions and lack of health personnel. If you do not seem sufficient reason to wash your hands, then we give you more reasons.

When washing hands?

Besides washing hands in situations that we have discussed before (after using the bathroom, before and after eating and after touching animals), it is also important to do this practice after touching money, before cooking, after sneezing or coughing, after changing the diaper of babies or be in contact with feces, after handling garbage or waste and after attending sick. (more…)

Hypnotherapy to stop nail biting

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Nail biting is a habit that cannot be overcome. For those who are curious, people with the habit of nail biting can be identified quite easily. Most of them seem to always make great efforts to conceal their fingers. There may come a time when so much nail biting skin is affected as the phalanx and appearance of the hand in general is pretty nasty.

hypnotherapy to stop nail biting

Over the years, nail biting excessively could lead to a structure of severely deformed nails, paronychia of the cuticles, dental problems such as malocclusion of the front teeth, damage gums and stomach infections due to ingestion of bacteria harmful to living in their own nails. In most pharmacies can buy bitter nail to prevent nail biting. (more…)

Recommendations of home hygiene to prevent cholera

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

To treat a dangerous disease such as cholera which quickly attacks the dehydrated patients and can lead to death, measures of personal hygiene and household where are essential, especially in preventing mass contagion.

recommendations of home hygiene to prevent cholera

  • It is necessary to sanitize with bleach daily bath, the artifacts that are in the same soil, Toilet and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing.
  • Always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, even when there sick.
  • Cooking utensils should be washed with tap water, boiled and bleach.
  • Should be cleaned carefully cutting boards, tables and counters where food is prepared.
  • Sanitize floor cloths and rags in the kitchen, always using bleach. (more…)

Theory on washing hands

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Hand washing is the way to fight against nosocomial infections.

General
According to studies, 75 to 90% of nosocomial infections are manuportees.
The simple application of rules of hygiene contributes to the reduction of the source of infection and mortality costs for society.
Washing hands is the 43 th recommendation for monitoring and prevention of nosocomial infections.

Our Hands
Skin flora
It contains 2 families:

  • Flora transitional variable according to the contacts,
  • Commensal flora or residual that is stable and renewed regularly.

hands who care
Areas of contamination are:

  • The ends of the fingers,
  • Nails and nail beds,
  • The interdigital spaces,
  • The grooves, palm
  • The outer edges.

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Basic knowledge of antisepsis

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Objectives:
Prevention: infections from the microbial flora of the skin and mucous membranes.
Treat: so healing wounds, burns and skin infection.
It all preventive measures to:

  • to destroy micro-organism
  • does not introduce other

=> Without damaging the tissue.
The antiseptic applies to 2 types of environments:
Living Environments => antiseptic
Midfielder inert => disinfectant.
Disinfection
Used to describe the elimination of micro-organism in order to prevent infection. (more…)

The attire

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The classical dress
Blouses,
Tunic short sleeves
Pants,
Shoes.

Use:

  • must be functional (comfortable, aesthetic, spacious, …)
  • must be closed and not torn,
  • must be clean (change daily)
  • must not leave the hospital
  • must be left at the time of taking meals,
  • must be washed and disinfected,
  • must be ventilated
  • must be non-allergenic.

The downside:
pockets, they should no longer exist => contaminants. (more…)

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