Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Handwashing

Every day in our lives we wash our hands, it has been passed on from generations to generation. It is a very important routine that we do it because it is our hands that facilitates food into our mouth (with the aid of a spoon, fork or chopsticks), we want to stay away with Salmonella of course. Handwashing and other hygienic practices are taught at every level of school, advocated in the work place, and emphasized during medical training. But most of all it should start at home. I always my daughter that before and after we eat we should wash hands and I am happy that she would immediately come with me to the kitchen everytime I say "it's chow time". I also reminded her that she cannot touch anything yet until she's done eating except her food and cup, I get upset if she touches my couch with oil and juice on her hand. It is hard to clean the couch although it is a microfiber type. In addition to other strict hygiene practices when handling uncooked poultry and raw eggs, scrupulous handwashing is necessary, using hot and soapy water.
This is Bath and Body Works-Mango Mandarin I bought yesterday. It really smells good. This picture is taken at our guest bathroom downstairs. There are more available scents to choose from just visit their site http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=2831202&cp=2831054 they are on sale right now, 3 for $10 I got mine for $4 :(

I usually use Dial handsoap, but yesterday when I went to AAFES, I saw Bath and Body Works product I went closer to its shelves and give myself a try. I did like one; Mango Mandarin scent. I really like it so much because the scent brings me home. I just love it. So I bought one, it is quite spendy compare to Dial but it's worth the scent and is antibacterial and has microbeads which you can really feel in on your hand while washing. By the way, I got this washing technique that I found at this site http://www.stanford.edu/ . This might be helpful to acquire some new techniques. I read it and it is a good article so I am sharing it with you.

USE PROPER HANDWASHING TECHNIQUES --- PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Handwashing is the single most important procedure for preventing the spread of biological contamination. Despite this fact many laboratory personnel don't wash their hands properly. Here are some handwashing tips and procedures for your use.
1. Consider the sink, including the faucet controls, contaminated.
2. Avoid touching the sink.
3. Turn water on using a paper towel and then wet your hands and wrists.
4. Work soap into a lather.
5. Vigorously rub together all surfaces of the lathered hands for 15 seconds. Friction helps remove dirt and microorganisms. Wash around and under rings, around cuticles, and under fingernails
6. Rinse hands thoroughly under a stream of water. Running water carries away dirt and debris. Point fingers down so water and contamination won't drip toward elbows.
7. Dry hands completely with a clean dry paper towel.
8. Use a dry paper towel to turn faucet off.
9. To keep soap from becoming a breeding place for microorganisms, thoroughly clean soap dispensers before refilling with fresh soap.
10. When handwashing facilities are not available at a remote work site, use an appropriate antiseptic hand cleaner or antiseptic towelettes. As soon as possible, rewash hands with soap and running water

1 comment:

stev & emz said...

i have that! hehehe.. i just bought mine a couple of weeks ago and its Apple. very nice indeed! its only what.. 2 bucks?.. i think. And u got it 4$? lol. ud been rip off! hehehe..