Background: Hand washing, also known as hand hygiene, is a simple procedure used
for cleaning and cleansing hands for eliminating soil, dirt, and germs including microorganisms
such are bacterial or viral particles. In the absence of water and soap, cinder can be used as an alternative
method for cleaning hands. Hand hygiene is an essential part that needs to be carefully followed
in the infection control protocols. With the expanding loads of Health-Care Associated Infections
(HCAIs) and the increasing levels of both treatment complexity and severity of illness
synchronized by multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogen infections, health care practitioners are focusing
on the basic and most essential facts of disease prevention by implementing the basic and
simple cleaning measures including hand hygiene measures. According to healthcare facilities,
many scientific evidences support the observation that hand hygiene or handwashing if properly implemented,
can decrease and eliminate the risk factors of cross-transmission infections.
Methods: The data was collected using a self-administrated survey, which included 10 questions,
constructed using the monkey survey website. The survey was sent by email and collected from
100 participants of different ages.
Results: Our results indicated that the majority of our population under study is considered
healthy, representing good educational levels.
Conclusion: The majority revealed advanced knowledge and understanding about the key aspects
for hand washing procedures.