Handwashing Steps | Pediatric Oncall
Last Updated : 1/13/2014
Karishma Kulkarni*, Nikhil Thatte*, Rucha Shelgikar*, Ira Shah**
Hands should be washed frequently with soap and water / alcohol based hand rubs/ antiseptic hand wash and thoroughly dried preferably using disposable tissue/ paper/ towel, especially:

• After contact with respiratory secretions or such contaminated surfaces.
• Any activity that involves hand to face contact such as eating/ normal grooming / smoking etc.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India recommends the following technique to wash hands:

Step 1. Wash palms and fingers.

Step 2. Wash back of hands.

Step 3. Wash fingers and knuckles.

Step 4. Wash thumbs.

Step 5. Wash fingertips.

Step 6. Wash wrists.

Contributor Information and Disclosures

Karishma Kulkarni*, Nikhil Thatte*, Rucha Shelgikar*, Ira Shah**
*MBBS, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, ** Consultant Pediatrician, B J wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India

First Created : 1/6/2009
Last Updated : 1/13/2014


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