Cross Infections

5 Ways to Prevent Cross Infections

By Admin • June 13, 2018

1. Clean Your Hands

Use soap and warm water. Rub your hands really well for at least 15 seconds. Rub your palms, fingernail, in between your fingers, and the backs of your hands. Or, if your hands do not look dirty, clean them with alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Rub the sanitizer all over your hands, especially under your nails and between your fingers, until your hands are dry.

Clean your hands before touching or eating food. Clean them after you use the bathroom, take out the trash, change a diaper, visit someone who is ill, or play with a pet.


2. Make sure healthcare providers clean their hands and wear gloves

Doctors, nurses, dentist, and other healthcare providers come into contact with lots of bacteria and viruses. So before they treat you, ask them if they’ve cleaned their hands.

Healthcare providers should wear clean gloves when they perform tasks such as taking blood, touching wounds or body fluids and examining your mouth or private parts. Don’t be afraid to ask them if they should wear gloves.


3. Cover your mouth and nose

Many diseases are spread through sneezes and coughs. When you sneeze or a cough, the germs can travel 3 feet or more! Cover your mouth and nose to prevent the spread of infection to others.

Use a tissue! Keep tissues handy at home, at work, and in your pocket. Be sure to throw away used tissues and then clean your hands.

If you don’t have a tissue, cover your mouth and nose with the bend of your elbow or hands. If you use your hands, clean them right away.


4. If you are sick, avoid close contact with others

If you are sick, stay away from other people or stay home. Don’t shake hands or touch others.

When you go for medical treatment, call ahead and ask if there’s anything you can do to avoid infecting people in the waiting room.



5. Sterilize the air and surfaces in your living spaces

The reason sharing illness is so easy is because bacteria and viruses are spread through the air we breathe as well as every surface we touch.

Unless we can kill bacteria and viruses that are transported through the air and stay on all surfaces we come in contact with, cross infections cannot be effectively contained.

Powered by Cerafusion™ Technology, Medklinn Air+Surface Sterilizers create Active Oxygen in your living spaces to safely and effectively sterilize your air and surfaces without the use of any air filters or any chemicals.

This means that by having a Medklinn unit on in your space, 99.99% of all known bacteria and viruses can be continuously eliminated 24/7 from the air that you are sharing and all of the surfaces that everybody comes in contact with – desk and table tops, plush toys, bedding, furniture, common tools, and utensils. You do not need to share infection if you can get rid of the infection.