May 15, 2020
COVID-19 has taught the general global public a lot about good infection control policies. However, caregivers and other professionals throughout the medical field have already been familiar with how to keep ourselves and our clients safe. You already have the tools to feel confident as you provide care to your clients.
Reviewing good infection control policies and practices is always a good idea. In the midst of the pandemic, now is a great time to brush up on your skills.
The foundation of infection control is good hand washing. Remember these tips to ensure you are practicing safe and healthy hand washing today and in the future:
Always wash your hands when entering a client’s home, before preparing food, as well as before and after personal care. Encourage your client to wash their hands too.
Soap and water are always the preferred way to wash your hands. However, hand sanitizer can work in a pinch. Here’s what you need to know about hand sanitizer:
Want more information about hand washing? Check out the CDC's website.
PPE, or personal protective equipment, has always been a staple of caregiving. In fact, many caregivers are never more than a few steps away from a pair of gloves. Today, wearing gloves and other personal protective equipment is especially important.
Remember, you have the tools for good infection control. You know how to protect yourself and your clients.
Wash your hands and encourage your clients to do the same.
It makes a huge impact, and we are cheering you on.
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