When to Washo All associates wash their hands thoroughly before and after patient contact to ensure minimal exposure and transmission of infections to patients, visitors, and associates.
How to Wash Handso When hands are visibly dirty, contaminated, or soiled, wash with soap and water.o If hands are not visibly soiled, was with soap and water or use an alcohol-based handrub for routinely decontaminating hands.o When caring for an isolation patient, wash hands using Chlorahexidine Gluconate.
Hand Washing Procedure1. Thoroughly wet hands and 6. Keep fingertips down to facilitate forearms under running water. removal of microorganisms.2. Keep hands and forearms lower 7. Rinse hands and forearms than elbows during washing. thoroughly holding fingers downward to permit the water to3. Apply amount of soap run away from your hands into recommended by the the sink. manufacturer to hands and forearms and lather well. 8. Dry hands thoroughly from fingers to wrists and forearms4. Using continual friction, wash with paper towels. hands and forearms for 15 seconds. 9. Discard paper towels into proper receptacle.5. Clean under fingernails. 10. Turn off faucet handle with clean, dry paper towels.
Handrub Procedure1. Apply recommended amount of product into palm of one hand.2. Rub hands together, covering all surfaces of hands and fingers with antiseptic.3. Rub hands together until the alcohol is dry.4. Allow hands to completely dry before applying gloves.