Preventing the spread of germs is absolutely crucial at all times however even more important for those working in industries such as the medical, dentistry and veterinary. In these particular industries the risk of contamination / spread of infection is quite high. For this reason we have put together a helpful guide to how you can help reduce the spread of infection by thoroughly washing your hands. According to veterinary nurses online training there are 3 specific ways in which you can promote hand hygiene, these include;

1. Plain hand washing
This is often the most common hand washing
practice that is undertaken by a lot of people. It is also the most
basic process that combines both soap and water to remove any extra
particles or bacteria from the skin. Although washing your hands in this
way can remove the bacteria from the skin, it is not strong enough to
kill the bacteria.

2. Antiseptic hand wash
This is an alternative means of washing your hands and a step up from plain hand washing. With this type of hand washing an extra element of antiseptic is added to the mix. This antiseptic wash can be successful in both removing and killing bacteria.

3. Surgical Scrub
As the name of this hand wash suggests a surgical scrub is often required and used in preparation and for surgery. Due to its strong antisepsis level it is the favorable choice of hand washing when a more thorough process is demanded.

You will have to decide what level of protection you require in
accordance to the type of work you are carrying out.

Guidance adapted from the veterinary nurse training online.