Handwashing? Its basic, right? Well take a look.
Handwashing is one of those tasks done so often every day – you may not even think about it! But the COVID-19 pandemic has focused everyone’s attention more acutely on hand hygiene. There is usually a better way of doing most things, including washing your hands. We follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines at our practice, with training of our staff through Hand Hygiene Australia.
The Handwashing Technique recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO):
TIPS – sing or hum the ‘Happy Birthday’ song to yourself twice. That is how long 20 secs is – and should be the duration it takes for you to wash your hands.