• Community
Media Contact:
(859) 301-6300

SIGN UP FOR NEWS
Please enter your email address in the box

  • Search All Services
  • select
Please check the boxes next to the newsletters you wish to receive.


 
9.9.2013
Contact this department
Open a printer-friendly version of this page to print
Email this page to a friend

News Room: Handwashing vs. Hand Sanitizer

Frequent hand washing with soap and water is the best way to decrease the number of germs on hands and one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. According to the Center for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC), a good alternative when soap and water is not readily available is an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number germs on the hands. If hands are visibly soiled, soap and water is the best first choice. Hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty.


Back to top...

St. Elizabeth Campus Locations
select

Click here to learn more about our Healthy Heart for Life event.
Please check the boxes next to the newsletters you wish to receive.


 
   © 2014 St. Elizabeth Healthcare. All rights reserved.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare