Gel Man Has a Hand in Infection Prevention

If you’ve been following our Infection Prevention Week educational posts, you must be picking up on the fact that YOU have a hand in the good health and well being of yourself and those around you!

Allow me to introduce myself, I am the Gel Man and let’s face it, I bring the most important infection prevention message to the world.

Clean hands prevent infections!

In 1847, the very wise Dr. Semmelweis discovered that cleaning hands during patient care significantly reduced infections and this old truth continues to this day.

I continue Dr. Semmelweis’ fight against infection through good old-fashioned hand washing and by the use of hand sanitizers.

Today’s hand sanitizers are an easy way to keep away germs and can be used anywhere.

In addition to the many hand washing sinks at TMC, we also have 3800 hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hospital!  If that doesn’t prove how important I AM….I mean clean hands are, I don’t know what does!

While at TMC, patients and visitors are our partners in keeping infections away:

  • Patients should clean hands before eating, after using the restroom and anytime they are going to touch a wound.
  • Visitors should clean their hands when entering and leaving a patient’s room.
  • Healthcare workers will clean their hands before and after all patient contact.

And don’t stop following my clean hands lead outside of the hospital setting. Always take the following measures:

  • wash hands before eating
  • after using the restroom or changing diapers
  • after coughing or sneezing
  • whenever hands are visibly dirty

Follow my gleaming, clean hands while I point the way to good health!!

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