I wash my hands with soap EVERY time
I don't wash my hands with soap, water will suffice
It depends. Did I just wee or...?
I use soap most of the time. Sometimes I don't. I always wash though... there's this really gross smelling soap at the ILs place, it makes me feel like throwing up whenever I've used it, so I simply don't anymore.
As for pooping away from home... it's something I used to avoid but not I have either IBS or dumping syndrom and have little choice in the matter (other than doing it in my knickers... lol).
Last edited by SassyMummy; 10-01-2012 at 22:11.
Don't mean to sound rude or nasty SORRY!!!!
I don't know how people can consciously NOT wash their hands after using the toilet or after handling animals. I wash my hands twice with soap after going to the bathroom and twice if not more after handling animals or changing nappies. If I hold an animal I have to change my whole outfit I feel I can't get clean as well as washing my hands/arms.
I hate knowing people have just used the bathroom and not cleaned their hands it drives me insane.
Water soap air dry
We are actually instructed by the infection control department, in the hospital I work in, that the hand sanitizer (we use avagard) is better at killing bugs and preferable to use in place of soap and water. We are instructed to use hand sanitizer most of the time and only use soap and water if we have visible soiling on our hands... Eg. Poo, dirt etc.
A couple of time a year we have special inservices where we are given special spray on our hands and then instructed to wash or sanitize as normal. They then use a special blue light to show the areas that are missed. Those who use the hand sanitizer usually do better at this.
We also regularly get our fingers plated and sent to the lab before and after performing our hand hygiene of choice. 3 days later we get the results of what has grown. Again, those who use hand sanitizer usually grow many less organisms than those who wash.
I work in a NICU where infection control is very important. We are regularly tested on our hand hygiene. No matter wether you use sanitizer or hand washing, a lot of the effectiveness does come down to how vigorously you rub your hands together and your technique. Most people miss the bits in between each finger and the thumb is quite often missed too.
* Damn you autocorrect...you are killing me! *
Even if I'd thought about the taps & soap I don't think I *could* go to the toilet without washing my hands. It's total habit.
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