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Happy Infection Control Week!

This week, Oct. 20-26, is International Infection Control Week and it bears repeating that improper hand washing remains one of the top causes for spreading disease and infection among healthcare workers and patients, according to the CDC.

As always, make sure you wash your hands before and after treating a patient, eating, or after using the restroom. Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands, and don’t put your fingers near your mouth, nose or eyes.

Most of us don’t wash our hands properly. Make sure you are washing with soap and warm water for at least 30 seconds – long enough to sing Happy Birthday to yourself twice. (Even if it’s not, it will make you feel good!)

Here’s to better health!