Benefits of Good Hand Washing

  • Good hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, including the bacteria which cause MRSA, Here's how to do it effectively.

    • Wash often and wash well.  Use soap and water to make a good lather.     
    • Rub your hands together for 20 seconds, washing fronts and backs, between fingers and under nails.
    • Rinse with plenty of water.
    • Dry with a paper towel and use the towel to turn off the faucet.  
    • Use of an alcohol-based (60% alcohol) hand cleaner (like Purell) is also effective.

     Hand washing technique