In April 2018, Canada’s Health Minister released new guidelines for medical care, which outlined standards for a range of medical practices including hygiene and infection prevention. 

Medical hygiene practices are the same practices as in the United States and the European Union, and include cleaning surfaces, handwashing, and cleaning equipment. 

The Canadian Health Information Service (CHIS) released guidelines for new standards in 2018, but did not offer a comprehensive explanation of the guidelines. 

In its guidance, the CHIS said that it has reviewed all the relevant information from the Health Canada website. 

Here’s what you need know: WHO has guidelines to support public health action For most medical practices, the guidelines say that you must wash your hands and clothes, put your clothes in the sink, use the bathroom, and clean the rest of the house, including food preparation and storage. 

A small number of medical professionals may require more advanced hygiene practices like using a hand sanitizer. 

Some doctors may also recommend using an aerosol dispenser, or a disposable bag to help prevent germs. 

If you have any medical concerns about your health, you should seek professional advice. 

These are the guidelines from Health Canada:1. You must: (1) wash your clothes and hands in a well-ventilated area; (2) use a hand-held sanitizers (not a hand pump or syringe); (3) use the washcloth; (4) wash all surfaces and surfaces that may come in contact with the body and skin; (5) wash and disinfect any clothing and personal items that come into contact with your body, including your hair and the clothing that is being worn, such as your coat; (6) rinse and sanitize the entire household; and (7) wash clothes in a sanitary manner. 

(6) use sanitary napkins, hand sanitizing wipes, or any other sanitary or hand-washing product that you can use to wipe down and sanitary pad, towels, or other surfaces; and (7) clean any other personal items (e.g., shoes, clothing, toiletries) that come in close contact with you or that may be in contact, such a as in your hair or the clothing you are wearing, in the same manner as you wash your body. 

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When you wash a garment, you must use a sanitiser or soap that is approved by Health Canada and is designed to kill germs and bacteria. 

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There are no rules for hand washing, but you should wash your hand at least once a week to prevent germ and bacteria from entering the skin. 

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Use soap that does not contain soap-like substances, such one that does a good job of cleaning the skin and the hands without leaving any residue. 

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Never use a disposable cloth, hand-washable disposable item, or disposable plastic bag to wipe your hands or to clean your clothing. 

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It is recommended that you wash clothing in a non-pungent way, and that you avoid using perfumes and odors. 

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Avoid using hand sanitarians, disposable soap dispensers, or water-based hand sanipers in the washroom. 

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Always wash hands and clothing thoroughly with soap and water before using them to clean other surfaces. 

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Keep the following items in a tightly closed container at all times: a. any dishwashing soap or soap-containing detergent; b. a disposable toothbrush; c. an old bottle of toothpaste; d. some antibacterial soaps or deodorants, if available; e. alcohol wipes; f. rubber gloves; g. other items designed for contact with a skin irritant. 

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Be aware of the possibility of getting germs from surfaces that you are using as a washroom, and how to protect yourself against them. 

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As an alternative to using hand washing machines, wash your personal hygiene items with a hand soap or washcloth, using warm water. 

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For cleaning your hands, you can also use hand sanitary pads that have been sterilized or disinfected. 

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Wash your clothes daily in a warm, dry place, and don’t use an aerosola dispenser or a bag to carry the soap. 

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Apply the appropriate hand sanitaire, if you have one, to the surfaces and clothing of your home, and wipe down any items that may have come in direct contact with skin, hair, clothing or personal items. 

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Make sure you have clean hands and clean, dry clothing.

You should never wear gloves or use any other equipment that could be used to

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