How To Wash Hands
*Washing your hand is one of the safest ways to prevent you and your families from getting ill. Learn how and when to wash your hands and keep yourself protected and stays safe.
How washing hand help us to protect
Washing your hands will keep you safe. Also, help to avoid the spreading of infectious from one person to another. Beware of spreading germs, as germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you;
- When you touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with your unwashed hands.
- Prepare or eat food and drink with your unwashed hands.
- Touching a dirty surface or object
- Running nose, coughing, or sneezing into your hands, and then touch other people’s hands or common objects.
Steps how to wash your hand properly
- Put your hands on clean with normal water.
- Apply enough soap to cover the full surface of your hands and wrists.
- Rub your hands together quickly and thoroughly. Make sure you scrub all the areas of your hands, fingertips, fingernails, and wrists.
- Wash your hands and wrists for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- Rinse your hands with clean normal water.
- Dry your hands with a clean towel, or let them dry.
- Use a towel to turn off your thumb.
Key Timing to Wash your hands
Washing your hands is extremely important when you are in situations where there are more likely to spread or cause infections.
- Before and after preparing the meal
- Before and After Eating
- Before and after when you leave or enter the home
- Wash your hand after the visit to the sick
- Before and after the treatment of a wound or infection
- Wash after using the bathroom
- After changing the clothes or washing the child who used the bathroom
- After wiping the running nose, coughing or sneezing
- After touching a pet, plant, or industrial waste
- After preparing pet food
- After touching the rubbish
WHO also advise us to wash hands in this pandemic COVID-19 situation, which can save once life, As it becomes our first priority to keep our hand as well as our self-clear. Now on washing hands can save you and your loves once.
The Regional Director of WHO said;
“Promoting hand hygiene at all levels of health care is also critical. Hand hygiene, a very simple action, is well accepted to be one of the primary modes of reducing healthcare-associated infection and of enhancing patient safety,”