Hand Hygiene

Keep Yourself And Others Safe

Hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of illnesses and infections. Yet, 95% of people don’t properly wash their hands.

Adena promotes good hand hygiene throughout our facilities and the communities we serve to help everyone stay healthy. 

You’re In Good Hands At Adena

We pledge to protect our patients. Please ask your care provider if they’ve cleaned their hands!

Adena’s care providers clean their hands:

1. Before and after patient contact.
2. Before and after an aseptic task.
3. After body fluid exposure risk.
4. After contact with patient surroundings.
5. After removing gloves.
6. Every time you ask us!

Sink Germs In 5 Steps:

1. Wet hands with running water.
2. Lather hands, fingers and nails with soap.
3. Scrub for at least 20 seconds.
4. Rinse under running water.
5. Dry using a clean towel.

If you’re not around running water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Did You Know?

Some bacteria and viruses can live on surfaces for two hours. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching public surfaces!

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