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In addition to vaccination, one of the best everyday preventative actions to combat the risk of infection is washing hands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stresses using soap and clean, running water to disinfect hands before eating and preparing food, caring for someone who is sick or treating an open cut or wound. Hands should also be washed after using the toilet, touching garbage or animal waste, sneezing, and blowing your nose. It's recommended to take at least 20 seconds to lather and scrub your hands, and if soap and water is unavailable, the CDC recommends using hand sanitizer that is made of at least 60% alcohol to help reduce the number of microbes on hands.

Here at Positive Promotions, we offer a wide variety of products to help you encourage healthy hand washing everywhere. You'll find informational magnets and mirror clings that both staff and families can display prominently in the home or office to remind everyone to wash their hands. You'll also discover fun incentive stickers for children, colorful buttons, and comprehensive portable guides that provide a quick glance at steps to take towards infection prevention.

There are also hand sanitizers and pens to promote proper hand hygiene habits, great methods of getting this important message into the hands of individuals. In fact, our hand sanitizers meet the FDA standards of 62% ethyl alcohol to help combat the spread of germs. In addition to making practical recognition gifts for employees and staff, many can be customized with a logo or message to make the community aware of your care and services.