Washing hands - page 2

by kellycinalli

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Had our state survey and was told that after u wash and dry your hands that you need a fresh towel to turn off faucet!! Was never taught that in nursing school and looked up several sites on the issue and nothing is mentioned.... Read More


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    No deficiency. We were deficiency free!
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    This is how we learned in CNA class too.

    Sorry I hit post too soon, but we left the faucet running while washing our hands and turned it off with the paper towel that we dried our hands with.
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    You should also use a towel to open the bathroom door and then throw it away outside the bathroom. There should be waste baskets outside the bathroom doors.
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    Quote from mappers
    You should also use a towel to open the bathroom door and then throw it away outside the bathroom. There should be waste baskets outside the bathroom doors.
    I agree!!! You never know who didn't wash their hands!

    I think this is more common sense. It was mentioned to us in fundamentals in nursing school, but I already did it anyway. It defeats the purpose of washing your hands if you touch the faucet! That's why a lot of public places and in the hospital we have motion-sensored or foot pump sinks. That way you don't have to worry about turning off the faucet with your freshly cleaned hands!
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    At least right at the door. You can open, hold with shoulder, dump towel.
    Quote from mappers
    You should also use a towel to open the bathroom door and then throw it away outside the bathroom. There should be waste baskets outside the bathroom doors.


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