Veterinary Standard Operating Procedures

Washing Hands

  • Keep natural nails short and do not wear false nails.
  • Do not use hot water to rinse your hands.
  • Wet hands with water.
  • Apply enough soap, in a cupped hand, to cover all surfaces of the hands.
  • Rub hands palm to palm.
  • Rub right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa.
  • Rub palm to palm with fingers interlaced.
  • Rub backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked.
  • Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa.
  • Rotational rubbing, backward and forward with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa.
  • Rinse hands with hands.
  • Dry hands thoroughly with a single use towel.
  • Use towel to turn off faucet.
  • Your hands are safe.
  • Let your hands completely dry before putting on gloves.

Prepared by V1. 26/9/2023

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