Infection control – “Good hand hygiene vital”

Stop nWash mobile sinks for hospitals

Isle of Man hand washing campaign has been launched

The Department of Health and Social Care, Isle of Man, has begun a Keep ‘em Clean campaign according to a recent report on the website.

The campaign has clear objectives according to the article by MT. It “aims to raise awareness that good hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent healthcare-associated infection, reducing the spread of bacteria and viruses.”

Patients and visitors will be encouraged by Keep ‘em Clean to enquire if staff have washed their hands before beginning treatment.

A specialist nurse in Infection Prevention and Control Gaynor Roberts is quoted as saying

“Effective hand hygiene will protect you and others by helping to reduce the transfer of micro-organisms (germs) to other people.  Remember that even if your hands look clean, they may still be carrying germs – this is why it is so important to clean your hands regularly. This prevents transferring infection from home, school, GP surgeries, hospitals and other healthcare settings.”

High quality hand washing with soap and water – perfect for patients and visitors!

Portable hot water hand washing for healthcare situations – the TEAL Stop n’Wash (shown above) is entirely self contained and needs no mains water service or drainage connections.

The synchronised display takes you through the automatic TEAL Stop n’Wash programme and 7 rubbing actions as laid down on the National Health Service Guidelines:- “Hand-washing technique with soap and water”.

Teal Task Force mobile hand washing

Hot water hand wash hire for UK medical emergencies

Introducing the TEAL Task Force

TEAL Task Force staff provide a rapid deployment and installation service for the class-leading Teal Stop n’Wash portable hand washing station to medical facilities. Setup and training is provided for on-site staff as part of the service.