Handwashing technique

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  • Wet hands throughly before applying washing agent.

    Wet hands throughly before applying washing agent.

  • Rub palm to palm.

    Rub palm to palm.

  • Right palm over back of left hand and left palm over back of right hand.

    Right palm over back of left hand and left palm over back of right hand.

  • Palm to palm fingers interlaced.

    Palm to palm fingers interlaced.

  • Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked.

    Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked.

  • Wash each thumb by clasping and rotating in the palm of the opposite hand.

    Wash each thumb by clasping and rotating in the palm of the opposite hand.

  • Rotational rubbing back and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa.

    Rotational rubbing back and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa.

  • Rinse hands under running water.

    Rinse hands under running water.

  • Dry hands thoroughly.

    Dry hands thoroughly.