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NAN: Hand Washing Protocol and Technique

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Nannies can follow proper hand washing protocol to reduce the spread of germs.

The Center for Disease Control recommends hand washing:

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.

Michelle LaRoweNAN: Hand Washing Protocol and Technique