Two out three medical students didnt know when handwashing was called for. Simple handwashing tips can keep germs at bay this winter.
‘Tis the season for spreading cold and flu germs. Luckily, regular handwashing with soap and water is one of the simplest, most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.
That’s what makes a new study so disturbing: researchers found that two out of three medical students didn’t know when it’s appropriate to wash their hands!
The study of German medical school students revealed that only 33 percent could identify the five “true indications” of handwashing used by medical staff. They are
The medical students also believed that they would be more likely to comply with handwashing guidelines than nursing students. But research has shown that nurses wash their hands more often than doctors.
With any luck you’ll avoid hospitals—and medical students—this holiday season. Stay healthy by following these handwashing guidelines. Apparently, it’s easy to be more germ savvy than your average medical student.
When to wash your hands