The Nurses, NPs and Doctors at Promise Community Health Center continue to remind the communities we serve to WASH YOUR HANDS as just one of the ways to help stop the spread of germs during this Coronavirus Outbreak. We would like to challenge our communities to help Promise encourage hand washing!
Accept our #PromisePassChallenge
- Grab your family and get them by a sink!
- Use a phone app like tick tock or snapchat or just play some background music and create a short, musical video about or while washing your hands! And don’t forget to pass the soap!
- Get creative! We want to hear you singing, listen to your song, see your dance moves and more!
- Post your video to your Facebook and/or Instagram and tag @PromiseCommunityHealthCenter using the hashtag #PromisePassChallenge.
- Challenge and pass your soap to another family or business by also tagging them in your FB post.
- The challenge starts today, Friday, April 3!
- Friday, April 17 at noon, Promise will choose a video using that hashtag #PromisePassChallenge to win a Promise Community Health Center Sling Bag filled with over $100 worth of gift cards from local businesses from the community of the winner!
- Winner will be announced on FB & Instagram! BUT we can keep the challenge going even after the winner is announced!
Read more about proper hand washing:
The act of washing your hands to stop the spread of germs has never been so vital. Handwashing is an important and effective way to prevent infections, stop the spread of germs, and help fight antibiotic resistance. Although many of us have always consistently and effectively washed our hands, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers some guidance on situations where hand washing becomes especially important. Washing your hands in the following situations can help reduce the frequency of getting and spreading germs:
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After using the toilet
- After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
- After blowing our nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
- After handling pet food or pet treats
- After touching garbage
Although this may seem like an excessive amount of handwashing, it can help keep you and those around you healthy and free from sickness. Leading by example and frequently reminding others about the importance of handwashing can encourage others to engage in this essential practice.
Washing your hands consistently is important, but washing your hands correctly is just as crucial. If handwashing is not performed consistently or correctly, the full benefits of this practice may not be seen. There are 5 steps that should be followed every time you wash your hands:
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your ands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Although it may seem simple, handwashing is a very important part in preventing infections and preventing the spread of disease to others. By consistently washing your hands using correct handwashing technique, you can help reduce the spread of germs and keep yourself, your family, and those around you healthy!