Epidemic Prevention Science | Did you wash your hands seriously today?
Posted on November 07 2022
Proper hand washing is one of the most effective, convenient and economical ways to prevent infectious diseases. You should develop a good habit of hand washing in your daily life. Do you know when to wash your hands and what are the necessary steps to wash your hands?Certainly! Washing your hands may seem simple, but it's actually very important. Scientific epidemic prevention, "hands" to protect health, let's take a look at the correct way to wash your hands!
- When should I wash my hands?
After returning from going out, after touching public facilities or objects (such as handrails, doorknobs, elevator buttons, etc.), before wearing a mask and after taking off the mask, after touching tears, snot, sputum and saliva, after coughing or sneezing with hands to cover, After caring for a patient, before preparing food, before eating, after going to the toilet, before holding or feeding children, after touching animals or handling animal feces, after touching express packages, and after going to a medical institution, wash your hands frequently.
- How to wash hands properly?
When washing hands, use running water and soap or hand sanitizer, and rub for more than 20 seconds each time to ensure that the palms, fingers, backs of hands, between fingers, between nails, and wrists are cleaned.
● "Seven-step hand washing method" - inside, outside, clip, bow, big, stand, wrist, have you mastered it?
In daily life, using the "seven-step handwashing method" to clean your hands can remove dirt and bacteria from your hands, prevent contact infections, and reduce the spread of infectious diseases.
Inside: Wash your palms Wet your hands with running water, apply hand sanitizer or soap, palms facing each other, and rub your fingers together.
Outside: wash the back and side fingers, rub the palms of the hands together along the back of the fingers, and exchange hands.
Clip: Wash the palms between the fingers, palms facing each other, and rub each other along the fingers.
Bow: Wash the backs of the fingers Bend the joints of the fingers, place the backs of the fingers on the palm of the other hand and rotate and rub, and exchange hands.
Big: Wash the thumb with one hand and the thumb of the other hand and rotate and rub, and exchange hands.
Standing: Wash the fingertips Bend each finger joint, close the fingertips in the palm of the other hand and rotate and rub, and exchange hands.
Wrists: Wash your wrists Rub your wrists and switch hands.
- What mistakes should be avoided when washing hands?
Proper hand washing can effectively prevent disease, but do you really know how to wash your hands? Take a look at these common handwashing mistakes below, and quickly check whether you are washing yourself correctly?
Unwilling to wash hands Some people always feel that they are "good body" and "strong resistance", and they are satisfied with out of sight, but they have not developed a good habit of washing hands.
Washing hands with basin water The water in the basin is dirty when washing hands, and even if many people use a basin of water to wash their hands, the degree of contamination of the hands is even more serious.
Wash your hands without soap or hand sanitizer Wash your hands with running water, but without soap or hand sanitizer, your hands are still not clean. A symbolic "meaning" is far from solving the real problem.
Use a lot of hand sanitizer when washing your hands. Use a lot of hand sanitizer when washing your hands and rub the skin repeatedly, which can easily damage the skin and give the virus a chance to invade.
The scrubbing time is too short, the foaming time is short, and the number of rinsing times is small, which does not meet the basic requirements of correct hand washing.
- How to deal with door handles, elevator buttons and manual faucets in public places?
If you want to touch doorknobs, elevator buttons, and faucets, you can separate them with a facial tissue or disinfectant tissue, and do not touch them directly. In case of direct contact, wash your hands with running water and hand sanitizer or soap in time.
- When it is inconvenient to wash hands, can the hand sanitizer have a good cleaning and disinfection effect?
Hand sanitizers or quick-drying hand sanitizers can only remove surface bacteria, so they are only suitable as an alternative when it is not convenient to wash your hands outside.
For thorough cleaning and disinfection, wash your hands with running water and soap or hand sanitizer. Follow the correct procedure to wash your hands, and the bacteria and viruses on your hands will be detached from the skin surface with the soap and washed away by running water.