Nurse’s Notes

What is the right way to wash your hands?

Screen_Shot_2011-12-07_at_10.26.55_AM • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.

• Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

• Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

• Rinse your hands well under running water.

• Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Ask children to:

Cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze—have them throw the tissue away after they use it.

Wash their hands often with soap and water, especially after they cough or sneeze. If water is not near, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.

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