With the current outbreak of coronavirus and all the fear surrounding it. It’s best you know how to protect yourself and others from preventing the spread of disease as much as possible. One of these ways is washing your hands properly. Let’s learn about washing your hands the right way.
It may seem strange to many of us that we need this information but some people do, so I thought I’d write this short guide to help people who do not yet know the correct way, in order to help slow down the spread of this disease.
I have worked in the care community with people very susceptible to disease and it is vital that we know these basic steps to prevent disease, not only now but throughout our whole life.
When you touch people, surfaces & objects throughout your day, you accumulate germs on your hands.
Handwashing can help prevent many illnesses. It involves these 8 simple and effective steps that you can take to reduce the spread of disease in order for you to stay healthy.
Regular handwashing, before and after activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.
It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick.
* The soap does not have to be antibacterial but it is best if possible.
* Alcohol-based hand sanitizers, which don’t require water, are an acceptable alternative.
8 Steps To Washing Your Hands The Right Way
1. Turn on the tap.
2. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold).
3. Turn off the tap.
4. Apply soap & lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap.
5. Make sure you lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
6. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
7. Rise off soap.
8. Dry your hands with a clean towel or paper towel.