During these trying times, it’s imperative for businesses to adapt to the current climate to ensure continuity. Businesses must learn how to operate safely, especially hospitals and healthcare facilities. It is critical for everyone to maintain optimal hygienic practices during this time to combat the pandemic. With over 49,000 cases in Canada alone, COVID-19 cases are continually being reported. This is forcing several hospitals and health care clinics to enact patient restrictions in an attempt to reduce the outbreak and prevent infections.
The severity of COVID-19 is undeniable, however, there are preventative measures to take to reduce the outbreak. Hygiene labels are one of them, which this article analyzes more in-depth below.
Hand Hygiene and COVID-19 Prevention
There is no available, viable cure for the COVID-19 virus yet. That is why prevention is so critical at this time. In addition to practicing social distancing, maintaining effective hand hygiene is one of the best ways to fight the virus. Frequent handwashing with soap and warm water prevents the spread of COVID-19. By maintaining good hygiene practices, you are keeping yourself and others safe. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus with flu-like symptoms that spreads through mucus or droplets that contain the coronavirus and transfer through the body through the nose, eyes, throat or mouth. Transfer most commonly occurs through hands, which is why washing thoroughly is so important.
Washing hands and using hand sanitizer is one of the easiest, cheapest ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep yourself safe. Wash your hands for at least 20-30 seconds each time. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol and rub it into hands thoroughly.
Hand Hygiene Labels
Hand hygiene labels work with healthy hygiene practices to increase infection prevention. “Wash your hands” signs are a reminder to focus on keeping yourself and those around you safe and healthy. However, labels that advise handwashing techniques also make a significant impact to remind people on how to wash and the duration to ensure they are doing it correctly. Keeping patients and consumers safe and motivated to wash their hands is crucial to keep communities safe. Although you must rely on individuals to safely wash their hands, you can motivate them in certain easy and your labels should focus on the following:
- Helping others is a strong motivation over threats of personal risk
- Integrating social interaction, nature, exercise, and breaks reinvigorates people to follow handwashing guidelines
Infection prevention plans should be placed in key areas, including:
- Outside patient washrooms
- Sink stations
- Nursing rooms
- Waiting rooms
Multicolor Labels make custom labels and healthcare labels to fit the needs of your business. Using full-color, digital printing technology, our custom labels are designed to capture and retain the attention of individuals and keep them informed. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for businesses to place hygiene labels on location and on their products. Contact us for a free quote request or to order at https://www.multicolorlabels.com/custom-labels/.