How to wash your hands correctly

Watch our Registered Nurse Florence give a quick tutorial on best practices for hand washing. Given the current concern worldwide in relation to Covid-19, a new illness that is caused by the coronavirus, there is an increased focus on hand washing in the media. While the risk of catching the disease remains low in most countries, one of the key methods in reducing your risk of infection is proper hand washing. However, there are many mixed messages when it comes to best practice for hand hygiene. Here Florence demonstrates the World Health Organisation “WHO” guidelines for hand hygiene in healthcare that can be applied at home as well.

HRBR became the first hair transplant clinic anywhere in the world to achieve JCI accreditation in 2018. A key element to achieving this accreditation is to ensure the highest standards of hand hygiene to reduce the risk of infections following a hair transplant. Because of our strict infection control procedures, infections remain very rare following surgery at HRBR.

Video to show how to wash your hands

Step by step had washing

  • Remove all jewellery
  • Wet hands with water apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces
  • Rub hands palm to palm
  • Rub right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa r
  • Rub palm to palm with fingers interlaced
  • Rub the backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked
  • Do rotational rubbing of left thumb clasp in right palm and vice versa
  • Do rotational rubbing backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand and left palm and vice-versa
  • Rinse your hands with water
  • Dry thoroughly with a single-use towel
  • Use the towel to turn off the top and your hands are safe

We recommend washing your hands for up to 60 seconds using soap and warm water. Make sure to wash your hands frequently.

For more information about JCI accreditation see https://www.hrbr.ie/blog/jci-accredited-hair-transplant-clinic/

Here are the current HSE guidelines and further  information regarding Cornavirus.

 

About the Author

Avril Kearney

Avril Kearney

Nurse

Avril is a Registered General Nurse at HRBR. Avril qualified in 2016 with an Honours Degree in General Nursing from Trinity College Dublin. After completing her studies Avril completed a rotational programme in St James Hospital Dublin and went on to work on a ward specializing in Plastic Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery. Since joining HRBR she has gone on to complete her level 4 certification in laser hair removal. Avril is one of our key team members in both hair transplant surgery and laser hair removal, and she has gained vast experience and knowledge in these areas.