Introduction: Proper Hand-Washing
There are countless opportunities people have every day to wash their hands and based on my own experience, they either don't wash their hands, or they do it wrong. I am here to give 11 simple steps on how to properly wash your hands.
- Towel or Paper Towel
Step 1: Get Your Hands Wet.
The overall handwashing time should be the amount of time it takes you to sing "Happy Birthday" twice.
Step 2: Apply Enough Soap to Cover Your Hands Completely
This ensures that you are able to effectively clean your entire hands.
Step 3: Rub Your Hands Together
Step 4: Clean the Back of Your Hands
Use 1 hand to clean the back of the other hand and clean between the fingers. Repeat the process with the other hand.
Step 5: Rub Your Hands Together and Clean In-between Your Fingers
At this point, you should be one time through "Happy Birthday."
Step 6: Rub the Back of Your Fingers Against Your Palm
This will clean your knuckles and parts of the fingers we don't usually think about cleaning.
Step 7: Rub Your Thumb Using Your Other Hand
Repeat the process with your other thumb
Step 8: Rub the Tips of Your Fingers on the Palm of the Other Hand
Do the same with the other hand
Step 9: Rinse Your Hands With Water
Great job, you're almost done!
Step 10: Dry Your Hands Completely
Use a disposable towel or a hand towel.