Part of Lesson Plan: Hand Hygiene
Activity Overview / Details
Teacher will demonstrate the proper handwashing techniques.
Students are to take Cornell notes as teacher demonstrates.(Cornell note paper form attached)
USE PROPER HANDWASHING TECHNIQUES --- PROTECT YOUR HEALTH Handwashing is the single most important procedure for preventing the spread of biological contamination. Despite this fact many healthcare personnel don't wash their hands properly. Here are some handwashing tips and procedures for your use.
1. Consider the sink, including the faucet controls, contaminated.
2. Avoid touching the sink.
3. Turn water on using a paper towel and then wet your hands and wrists.
4. Add soap to and and work soap into a lather.
5. Vigorously rub together all surfaces of the lathered hands for 15 seconds. Friction helps remove dirt and microorganisms. Wash around and under rings, around cuticles, and under fingernails
6. Rinse hands thoroughly under a stream of water. Running water carries away dirt and debris. Point fingers down so water and contamination won't drip toward elbows.
7. Dry hands completely with a clean dry paper towel.
8. Use a dry paper towel to turn faucet off.
9. To keep soap from becoming a breeding place for microorganisms, thoroughly clean soap dispensers before refilling with fresh soap.