Jupiter Medical Center is committed to the health and wellbeing of the patients we care for. Our infection control department works diligently on infection control processes in order to educate and inform our medical staff, healthcare team, our patients and the community.
If you are going to be a patient in the hospital or visiting a family member or friend please review the important Frequently Asked Questions from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The CDC recommends the following guidelines:
Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.
Wash Your Hands: The Right Way
When should you wash your hands?
What is the right way to wash your hands?
What if I don’t have soap and clean, running water?
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of germs on them. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs.
Hand sanitizers are not effective when hands are visibly dirty.
How do you use hand sanitizers?