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How to wash hands

How to wash hands?

Wash hands when visibly soiled! Otherwise, use handrub.

Duration of the entire procedure: 40-60 seconds:

Wet hands with water

Apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces

Rub hands palm to palm

Right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa

Palm to palm with fingers interlaced

Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked

Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa

Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa

Rinse hands with water

Dry hands thoroughly with a single use towel

Use towel to turn off faucet

Your hands are now safe.

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