3.3. Describe the standard method of washing hands

Qualification: Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health and Social Care
Unit: 1.5: Awareness of health and safety in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
Learning outcome: 3. Know what contributes to the reduction of the spread of infection in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare settings
Assessment criteria: 3.3. Describe the standard method of washing hands

  • Wet hands with water
  • Apply soap to hands
  • Rub hands together to create lather
  • Rub the back of one hand with the palm of the other, interlacing fingers, then vice versa
  • Rub the back of the fingers of one hand against the palm of the other and vice versa
  • Rub the thumbs
  • Rub the fingertips of one hand against the palm of the other and vice versa
  • RInse hands with water
  • Dry hands with a disposable towel
  • Turn tap off with towel and dispose

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