Pharmacy Residency (PGY1)

How to wash your hands

How to wash your hands
Washing your hands is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy. Clean hands help stop germs from spreading to others. People of all ages need to learn! 

How to wash your hands

  1. Wet your hands with cool or warm water. 
  2. Add soap to your hands.
  3. Rub your hands together and count to 20.
  4. Rinse the soap from your hands.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean cloth, paper towel or air dry.

Wash your hands before

  • making and eating food.
  • caring for someone who is sick.
  • treating a cut or open wound.

Wash your hands after

  • touching food – especially uncooked meat.
  • using the toilet.
  • caring for someone who is sick.
  • coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • touching animals.
If you have questions about washing your hands, read more at http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing.

 

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