By: Selena Belisle, Owner/Instructor CE Institute LLC, Miami FL
We have a video about how to "properly" wash your hands from the CDC or Centers from Disease Control & Prevention. The CDC answers many questions of all the know hows and know to's, including:
- Why use soap to wash hands? Using soap with water is more effective at eliminating germs than just water alone.
- Should I use hot or cold water to wash hands? Either is fine.
- Should I use bar or liquid soap to wash hands? Either is fine.
- Should I use antibacterial soap to wash hands? Antibacterial soap is not necessary.
- How long should I wash hands? At least 20 seconds.
- Do I have to wash under fingernails? Yes. Please click HERE for our blog about fingernail hygiene.
- Should I towel or air dry after washing hands? Either is fine as long as it is clean and the hands are dried.
- Should I use a paper towel to turn off the faucet or open a door after washing hands? There is not much scientific evidence to support this, but common sense says yes.
- Can I use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if I do not have access to soap and water to wash hands? Yes, however, washing hands is preferred to kill or prevent the largest number of germs on your hands. Your hands should remain wet or damp with sanitizer for at least 20 seconds with plentiful sanitizer for efficacy.
You can view the video by clicking the picture or by clicking HERE.
This spa, salon and massage therapy sanitation information is gathered for you from the CDC with commentary by Selena Belisle, the Founder of CE Institute LLC in Miami FL. She is a retired professional athlete and has been practicing massage therapy for over 30 years. Selena is an approved CE Provider with NCBTMB & the Florida Board of Massage. She now teaches full time for the Complementary and Alternative Health Care Industries. You can learn more about Selena’s training and CE classes at www.CeInstitute.com