Will YOU help us educate the Public and OUR healthcare workers about the T Zone (“T Zone Teaching moment“)?! This simple infection prevention tool will help keep families, friends and staff members healthy and safe from infectious diseases INCLUDING Ebola.
I have made this a part of my life’s mission to educate EVERYONE on the importance of Hand Awareness(hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and cross contamination awareness) using my side kick, Henry the Hand Champion Handwasher! Henry the Hand has become both a national and international hand hygiene icon and “change agent” to help “spread the word not the germs”!
It started when my 4 children were very young and in daycare. Then in 2001 the AMA and AAFP endorsed the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness:
1. Wash your hands when they are dirty and BEFORE eating
2. DO NOT cough into your hands
3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands
4. Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose or mouth
This Ebola Outbreak in West Africa has been stirred up a lot of fear in the US, which is where we need your help in educating the public how they can keep from “giving” themselves an infectious disease, including Ebola, by not touching the T Zone. In both West Africa and the US.
We did a study proving that HCWs are NOT aware they are touching their facial mucous membranes.
* Read about the T Zone Research Study Here