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Routine Hand washing Technique



it contains the step by step procedure in hand washing technique

it contains the step by step procedure in hand washing technique



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Routine Hand washing Technique Routine Hand washing Technique Presentation Transcript

    Hand washing technique
  • Hand washing technique
    • It is one of the most effective way to reduce spread of infection
      • E.g. it also reduce the risk of transfer of nosocomial infection
    • It is done before and after each treatment procedure
    • Important things to remember
      • 1. Hand washing is done under the stream of water for at least 10-15 seconds
      • 2. Antimicrobial soaps or granule soap or bar soap are use in this procedure
    • Techniques
      • 1. Hands are held down (below the elbows) when they are soiled with body substances and during routine hand washing procedure so that microorganisms are washed directly into the sink.
      • 2. FOR SURGICAL ASEPSIS- hands are held above the elbows so that the water runs from the cleanest to the least clean area.
  • Routine Hand washing technique
    • A 1. Prepare the things needed in hand washing technique
  • Assess hands
    • B 1. Checks hands for breaks in the skin, such as hangnails or cuts.
  • Position of feet
    • C 1. Balance the position of your feet to provide stability
    • D 1. Remove watch and jewelries
    • note: microorganism can lodge in the setting of jewelry
    • Removal facilitates proper cleaning of the hands and arms
  • Turn on the water
    • Four common types of faucet control
    • 1. Hand operated handles
    • 2. Knee levers
    • 3. Foot pedals
    • 4. Elbow control
  • Adjust water
    • Adjust the flow so that the water is warm
    • Warm water removes less protective oil of the skin than hot water
  • Wet hands
    • Wet hands thoroughly by holding them under the running water
    • Apply soap to the hands.
    • Liquid soap- apply 2 to 4 ml ( 1tsp).
    • Bar soap – rub it firmly between the hands
    • Make a lather by rubbing the palms of your hands
    • Use firm rubbing and circular movement to wash the palm
    • Change position- rub the dorsal part of your hand
    • Do the same thing to the other hand
    • Interlace the fingers and the thumb move the hands back and forth
    • Clean every digits of the hands
    • Cleaning of the digits starts from the proximal to the distal part
    • Do the same thing to other hand
    • Clean the finger tips of both hands
  • Rinsing
    • Rinse the hands thoroughly
  • Thoroughly dry the hands and arms
    • Use paper towel to dry hands thoroughly
    • Moist skin becomes chapped readily thus making it prone to lesions
    • Discard the paper in the appropriate container
  • Turn off the water
    • Use paper towel to grasp a hand operated control
    • To prevent picking up microorganisms from the faucet handle
    • THE END