Nannies can follow proper hand washing protocol to reduce the spread of germs.
Before, during and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone who is sick
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using the toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed or animal waste
After handling pet food or pet treats
After touching garbage.
Proper hand washing technique includes rinsing hands with running water, applying soap, lathering hands and rubbing hands together. Careful attention must be paid to the cleaning of the back of the hands, between the fingers and under the nails for at least 20 seconds. Hands should be rinsed with running water and a clean towel or disposable towel should be used to dry clean hands. Alternatively, hands can be left to air dry.