Posts Tagged: hand washing

COVID-19 and your routines

As Kentucky and surrounding states continue to reopen, it is tempting to jump back into many of our pre-pandemic routines. While we are all excited to do some of the things we enjoy again, it is important to be thoughtful about what we are choosing to do and patient when we do it. Considering how…
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Handwashing 101

With coronavirus it’s more essential now than ever before to practice and maintain good hand hygiene. Just about everything we come in contact with everyday harbors bacteria, viruses and germs — doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones, elevator buttons, faucet handles, shopping carts, gas pumps. With germs lurking everywhere it’s important to ensure good hand hygiene to…
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Mother and son using wash hand sanitizer gel in the cafe.

How effective is hand sanitizer

We see bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere — at the doctor’s office, in the workplace, at schools and daycares and other facilities with heavy traffic including some of our favorite stores. People squirt a dab into their palm, rub it in and continue about their day. Use of hand sanitizer has become increasingly common and…
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Why can’t I visit a baby in the NICU?

Throughout late fall, winter and early spring, the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) in the hospital is often limited to parents and grandparents. Brothers and sisters may be eager to meet their new best friend, but this time of year is RSV season, which can be life threatening to our tiniest patients. Respiratory Syncytial Virus,…
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Scrub-a-dub!

Did you know? A person has more bacteria on their body than there are people in the United States. On each square centimeter of your skin there are about 1,500 bacteria. There are about 21,000 germs per square inch on work desks. There is an average of 229,000 germs per square inch on frequently touched…
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