T Zone Teaching Moment

Healthcare worker in Texas with Ebola says “I followed all CDC precautions”, but we do not know their personal hand hygiene habits around facial mucous membrane contamination.

Time to Re-Train adults about the T Zone!

Time to protect people, including healthcare workers (HCWs), from their personal hand hygiene “bad habits”. Start NOW to re-train your fellow workers to “Do Not Touch the T Zone” (facial mucous membranes of eyes, nose and mouth) which is the ONLY portal of entry into human body for all respiratory infections. You know that improved accountability to help them reduce their risk.

We offer HealthShields (through Henry the Hand Foundation, a nonprofit) in large quantities to help Re-Train staff and students to make us more “Hand Aware”!

With International Infection Prevention Week Oct 19-25 is a grand opportunity to “Talk to the Hand” to elevate the normative conversation across your facility to make your hospital both “staff and patient safe” regardless of the infectious disease in your facility. And in turn will help protect our family and community. Makes too much sense?

Enough is enough, and it is time for the CDC and Prevention to directly state to the public “Do not touch your facial mucous membranes (T Zone)” as it is the only portal of entry into human body for all respiratory infections and how a healthcare worker can contract Ebola, unless a needle stick.

Infection Prevention is EVERYONE’S business!!

Thank you for helping to “Spread the Word not the Germs”!

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