One of the health protocol actions required during this pandemic is washing hands. There are even ways to wash hands that are required to be done. This is because, if you wash your hands longer, more area will be reached and cleaned. But is that right?
In fact, according to Unicef and WHO, good hand washing does not have to take a long time. At least 20-30 seconds is enough if done in a manner that has been recommended by WHO consists of 11 steps.
How To Wash Your Hands
The steps recommended by WHO to wash their hands are as follows.
- Wet your hands with water and apply enough soap to cover all surfaces of the hands.
- Rub your palm to the other palm, do it alternately.
- Rub the back of the palm of the hand with the other palm, do it alternately.
- Rub between your palms with between your palms.
- Rub the back of the finger with the palm of the other hand, do it alternately.
- Rub your thumb in a circle with the palm of the other hand, do it alternately.
- Rub your fingertips and nails with the other hand, alternately.
- Rinse hands with water.
- Dry your hands thoroughly with a disposable towel.
- Use a towel to turn off the water faucet.
- Now your hands are clean and safe.
Wash your hands often
Even though it is advisable to wash your hands for 20-30 seconds as long as recommended, WHO still recommends frequent hand washing so that your hands are always free of harmful germs, viruses and bacteria.
Wash hands immediately after blowing snot, coughing, or sneezing. Washing hands is also done after visiting from a public place, touching objects outside the home including cash, before or when treating sick people, as well as before and after eating.
In addition, hand washing is also recommended after using the toilet, removing trash, touching animals, changing baby diapers or helping children use the toilet, and when hands look dirty.
Hand washing should be done as often as possible so you must always be ready to bring hand sanitizer anytime and anywhere.
Although simple, hand washing is still an important activity that you must do, not only for yourself but also for others around you. The act of washing your hands is a moral responsibility not only for your own health but also for your actual manifestation as a mature and unselfish person. You not only save yourself but also the people around you with this simple action.