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Infection Control Hand Hygiene Care

Hand hygiene and infection control go ‘hand in hand’. Maintaining clean hands is a sure fire way of reducing infections in all environments and is recognised by the Department of Health as the first line of defence against spreading many illnesses.

An effective hand hygiene compliance programme, including frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitisers and hand drying, will help protect your staff, your customers and your business. Help fight the spread of infection using Initial Medical’s specialist hand hygiene range. It continues working once dried by using Steri-7 Xtra's Reactive Barrier Technology, providing round the clock biosecurity, with no window of opportunity for germs to re-establish themselves.

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Risks of bad hand hygiene

  • Wider spread of infection
  • Increased staff absenteeism
  • Customer and visitor illness
  • Shutting down of premises
  • Legal proceeding following no-compliance and reputation damage

Did you know?

  • Germs can live on a surface for 48 hours
  • 80% of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch
  • 1 in 6 people admit they don’t wash their hands every time they use the toilet
  • Contaminated hands can transfer germs to seven separate surfaces
  • Gastroenteritis spreads very quickly from person to person or from infected surface to person
  • A flu pandemic could infect 40% of your workforce

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