Can you believe that only 5% of us wash our hands properly? That’s what a Michigan State University study found last year from a sample of 3,749 Americans.
Gross factor aside – why do we care about this statistic? Well, handwashing also happens to be one of the frequently cited steps we can take to prevent the spread of the flu. Handwashing is one of those important hygiene tasks that is too often taken for granted (at least for 95% of us).
Is it time to educate your patients on the importance of handwashing as we get ready for flu season? If so, here’s a video from the CDC to help you out: