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Clean Hands Saves Lives

80% of all infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Hand washing with soap could protect about one out of every three adults and children from getting sick with diarrhea, and almost one out of six with respiratory infections like pneumonia.

All Conemaugh Health System employees practice safe hand washing techniques.

Hand Washing

  • Wet hands with water and apply soap.
  • Work the soap over hands, front and back, by rubbing hands together. Be sure to get between fingers and under the nails.
  • Rub hands together for 20 seconds.
  • Rinse hands with clean, running water.
  • Dry hands using a clean towel or air dry them.