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Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene is everyone’s business!

Our hands can harbour millions of germs, most of which are harmless. However, practising good hand hygiene can prevent some pathogens from spreading. These germs can cause infections requiring antibiotics, and contribute to the creation of superbugs. 

Adopting strict hand hygiene standards is fundamental to prevent infections and antibiotic resistance. 

The rate of nosocomial infections can be reduced by 50% with proper hand hygiene.

Hand hygiene tips and techniques are available on the website of the Gouvernement du Québec

I wash my hands respecting each step. See the document.

Tips for protecting your hands

  • Wet hands before applying soap;
  • Dry hands by patting (not rubbing) them with paper hand towels;
  • Apply hand cream.