Friction is a friend of effective handwashing. The new Handwashing For Life Core Handwash focuses on a professional technique as an option to the “sing happy birthday twice” directive.
Here is the process for you to follow when running water is available. Wet hands as a pre-rinse. Apply soap, scrubbing hands for 10-30 seconds according to soil load and cleanliness standards:
- The interlock
- Rinse hands thoroughly
- Wipe hands vigorously with a paper towel
As an additional safety step, apply hand sanitizer according to label instructions.
The Handwashing For Life Core Handwash protocol is simply effective – the professional choice where potable running water is available and convenient. Handwashing skills can be visualized and scored by using the GlitterBug® tracer lotion as depicted in the video with the MaxiCam.
Timers can be used both in training but also as a daily reminder. Simple and versatile options provide a good place to start. Setting the time to music is attractive to many.
For “equivalent or superior” effectiveness where potable running water is not convenient, see the SaniTwice® Core Handwash solution.
For situations calling for an even higher standard of cleanliness, move to the Core+ Handwash or Core+ Hand Cleanse where a fused bristle nailbrush is added to the scrub cycle in both methods. In all cases, the wash of choice can be followed with an application of hand sanitizer in high-risk situations.