Proper Hand Washing for Caregivers
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How to Cite

Simonne, Amy. 2006. “Proper Hand Washing for Caregivers: FCS8782-Eng/FY724, 11/2005”. EDIS 2006 (4). Gainesville, FL.


Hand washing is an important way to reduce the fecal-oral transfer of germs that cause diseases. Young children and frail elders have less ability to fight germs than others. As a caregiver you can help reduce the risk of diseases that can be transmitted in a crowded environment by using proper hand washing procedures. This document is FCS 8782-Eng, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date November 2005.

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