Hand hygiene is a term used to cover both hand washing using soap and water, and cleaning hands with waterless or alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
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Washing Hands with Soap and Water
Components to washing with soap and water, the proper technique, and how washing with soap and water works. Plus- posters, fact sheets, and more about washing your hands with soap and water.
Cleaning Hands with Hand Sanitizer
Components to washing with alcohol-based hand sanitizer, the proper technique, and how hand sanitizer works. Plus- posters, fact sheets, and more about cleaning your hands with waterless or alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Why & When to Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Learn more about why you should wash your hands, diseases you don't want, antibiotic resistance, how germs are spread, where germs hide, and when to wash your hands.
Choosing and Using Your Soap
More about choosing how to get clean hands, washing with soap and water, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Teaching Hand Hygiene
Fun ideas, materials, curricula, and more to help you teach hand washing to people of all ages.
More about hand hygiene
- Hand Hygiene for Schools and Child Care
Hand hygiene information, research, and guidelines for schools and child care.
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- Hand Hygiene for Food Handlers
Hand hygiene information, research, and guidelines for food handlers.
- Hand Hygiene for Health Professionals
Hand hygiene information, research, and guidelines for health care workers.