Hundreds of people joined in a demonstration in proper hand hygiene given by members of Keck Medical Center of USC at a health fair on July 28. The demonstration at La Placitas Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Los Angeles offered participants the chance to learn about how careful hand washing can go a long way to prevent infections and illness, said Infection Control Coordinator Graciela Medina.
To show how important vigorous washing is, participants rubbed a phosphorous lotion on their hands. They then washed their hands and held them under a black light to show areas they missed. Among the health-care providers joining Medina at the hand-washing booth were Christina Tam, Sharon Lee, Sandro Perez, Cynthia Stender and Amelia Basconcillo. The Community Grants and Sponsorship Program of Keck Medical Center of USC was a sponsor of the fair.