1. Wet hand with water
2. Apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces
3. Rub hands palm to palm
4. Right palm over left with interlaced fingers, and vice versa
5. Palm to palm with fingers interlaced
6. Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked
7. Rotational rubbing of thumb clasped in opposite palm
8. Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers
9. Rub the front and the back of the wrist
10. Rinse hands with water
11. Dry hands thoroughly with a single use towel
12. Use towel to turn off faucet
It is all very well to show students how to wash their hands, but they are unlikely to actually put the knowledge into practice unless you show them why they should wash their hands correctly – and that’s where GlitterBug comes in.
GlitterBug gives a visual feedback on how badly their current handwashing technique is doing.