We all know that frequent handwashing is the best way for us to avoid getting sick. Germs that cause the cold or the flu spread quickly if you touch our eyes, nose, or mouth so it’s important to keep your hands clean.
Below are the 5 steps for effective handwashing
Step 1: Wet Your Hands
Begin by wetting your hands in either warm or cold water
Step 2: Rub with Soap
Next, apply soap to your hands and rub them together.Make sure to get the backs of your hands, in between your fingers, and under your nails
Step 3: 20 Second Rule
Make sure to rub your hands together for 20 seconds. You can add some fun by humming or singing “Happy Birthday” or your ABCs
Step 4: Rinse
After 20 seconds, rinse your hands under the running water. Make sure to rinse off all the soap!
Step 5: Dry
Finally, dry off your hands by using a clean towel
Keeping your hands clean is the most effective way to avoid getting sick. For more information regarding handwashing please visit the CDC’s website (listed below).