Handwashing is a great way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. Here is a summary of steps from the World Health Organization (WHO) that can help stop the spread of germs (reenacted by our Collier Home Care staff):

  1. Wet hands with water.
  2. Apply ample soap to cover all hand surfaces.
  3. Rub hands palm to palm.
  4. Right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa.
  5. Palm to palm with fingers interlaced.
  6. Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked.
  7. Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa.
  8. Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa.
  9. Rinse hands with water.
  10. Dry hands thoroughly with a single use towel.
  11. Your hands are now safe.
  12. Use towel to turn off faucet.

It’s important to wash your hands often particularly during and after times when you are likely to be exposed to germs such as:

  • Touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Touching your mask.
  • Entering and leaving a public place.
  • Touching an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, or electronic cashier registers/screens.

At Collier Home Care, we encourage our caregivers to wash their hands for 30 seconds with soap and water upon entering and leaving a client’s home. We also encourage the importance of keep hands away from their face, mouth, nose, and eyes while in the home.

Collier Home Care is a Nurse Registry committed to ensuring you and your family or loved ones have a stellar home care experience, receive exceptional patient care and customer service, provided by compassionate caregivers. We have unmatched quality services and competitive rates. Our company proudly serves Collier and Lee counties.

 

Source:

www.cdc.gov

www.who.int