How to Properly Perform Hand Hygiene

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How to properly wash your hands by MemorialCare Health System

For alcohol-based handrub:

  1. Apply product to palm of one hand
  2. Rub hands together covering all surfaces
  3. Keep rubbing until dry

For soap & water:

  1. Use warm running water
  2. Wet your hands before applying soap
  3. Rub hands together for at least 15 seconds
  4. Wash the back of the hands, between fingers and under fingernails
  5. Rinse with warm water
  6. Pat hands dry
  7. Turn off faucet using a paper towel