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Hand Hygiene

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: 

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.

  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

  • Lotions and creams can prevent and decrease skin dryness that happens from cleaning your hands

  • Use only hand lotions approved by your healthcare facility because they won’t interfere with hand sanitizing products

WHO World Health Organitation recommends: