Intro to Handwashing

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Intro to Handwashing

Handwashing is the most important aspect of infection control…and it is graded on the test. This introduction will discuss the important aspects of handwashing and the next lesson will show you step-by-step how to wash your hands according to current medical standards.

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  • You must rub for 20 seconds before moving to your nails
  • Use your thumb to clean your cuticles
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Dry hands before turning off faucet
  • Use clean, dry paper towel to turn faucet off

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