October 15th is World Handwashing Day. Some people will think, “Where there is so much attention to washing your hands, just put it under the faucet.” Although we wash our hands every day, most people don’t know how to wash their hands properly and scientifically, even “washing more dirty” . Are you really doing the right thing to wash your hands? Come and find out the right way to wash your hands.
Studies have shown that proper hand washing can effectively prevent the spread of disease. Autumn and winter seasons are high seasons for a variety of infectious diseases, and the prevention of these diseases can be effectively prevented by strengthening hand hygiene.
What should I pay attention to when washing my hands properly?
Always use running water when washing your hands. Do not use basin water. It takes at least 15 seconds to wash your hands. You can’t just wash your hands with water. Use soap or hand soap to remove pathogens. In addition, the soap should be kept dry during use, and the soap box should be cleaned in time. If the bottom of the box can not be kept dry, bacteria will also grow in a humid environment. In addition, it should be noted that many people share the soap and are not hygienic.
Misunderstanding of hand washing
Myth 1: All hand sanitizers can be sterilized
Hand sanitizers are mainly classified into common type and antibacterial type, so not all hand sanitizers have a bactericidal effect. In the antibacterial and germicidal hand sanitizer, the antibacterial type has a bactericidal effect, but the sterilization rate is relatively low, generally more than 90% can be labeled as an antibacterial effect, and the bactericidal hand sanitizer requires a sterilization rate of 99.99% for the target bacteria.
Myth 2: Wash hands with disposable hand sanitizer
With a disposable hand sanitizer, there will always be substances left on the surface of the hand, so use them as little as possible. It is best to wash your hands with running water and soap. In addition, many people use the “saving” wipes instead of washing their hands before eating. Experts pointed out that wet wipes can not replace hand washing, how to wipe the wet wipes repeatedly, and can not remove bacteria on the surface of the skin.
Myth 3: The more you use the hand sanitizer, the better.
Many people are afraid that they can’t be cleaned, so press a lot of hand sanitizer on the hand and wash it hard. In fact, such deep cleaning can damage the skin, so that the skin not only can not retain moisture, but also easier to invade the bacteria.
Myth 4: Wash your hands with a wash basin
Many people think that washing hands with a wash basin can also wash your hands. In fact, after repeated washing, the water in the wash basin is dirty. Wash your hands with dirty water, your hands are still dirty, and you won’t be able to wash your hands. Even many people use a basin of water to wash their hands, and the degree of contamination is even more serious.
Myth 5: Dry your hands with a towel after washing your hands
Dry hands or dry with a disposable paper towel after washing hands. It is best not to use a towel, because the towel is easy to hide the germs, it is easy to make the washed hands contaminated with germs, not to use public towels.
Misunderstanding 6: Do not wash your clothes after drying your clothes
Dirty clothes and bacteria in the washing machine will be contaminated on the clothes during the washing process. During the process of drying clothes, the hands are likely to be stained with these bacteria. After the clothes are exposed to ultraviolet rays, they can eventually achieve the purpose of disinfection, but the hands are often ignored.
Seven steps to properly wash your hands
The first step: wash your palms. Moisten your hands with water, apply hand sanitizer (or soap), palms, and close your fingers.
Step 2: Wash the back side finger joints. The palms of the hands are rubbed against each other along the back of the fingers, and the hands are exchanged.
The third step: wash the palm side finger joints. The palms are opposite, and the hands cross each other along the fingers.
Step 4: Wash your fingers. Bend each finger joint, and put the back of the finger in the palm of the other hand and rotate it with both hands.
Step 5: Wash your thumb. With one hand holding the other hand, the thumb is rotated and the hands are exchanged.
Step 6: Wash your fingertips. Bend each finger joint, close the fingertips and rotate it in the palm of the other hand, and exchange the hands.
Step 7: Wash your wrists and arms, rub wrist, arm, hands exchange.
Under what circumstances should I wash my hands?
1. Prepare food and contact with raw meat;
2, before meals (feeding), before taking medicine;
3. After contacting the coins;
4. After contacting others, especially after going to the hospital or after contacting the patient (before);
5. After the cleaning work is completed, the garbage is disposed of;
6, outdoor sports, homework, after shopping;
7. After the outdoor play is contaminated with dirty things;
8. After contact with blood, tears, sputum, sputum and saliva;
9. Before holding a child, especially those who have been exposed to infectious materials, they must be disinfected and washed repeatedly;
10. After touching the pet.