Wash Your Hands Like a Doctor
Edited by MsBarbs, Eng
Today we are going to teach you how to wash your hands like a doctor. The reason we are going to teach you to wash your hands like a doctor is because dirty hands have bacteria. Bacteria sits in these lines that run across and down your hands. Bacteria can sit in between your fingers or under your fingernails if your nails are not properly cared for. We do have another video about taking care of your fingernails which you can follow by clicking the link. At any rate, these are all areas of your hands that can be very dirty. They trap bacteria. They hold any dirt or any oil that gets in there, and your fingers and hands are naturally oily anyway, so they attract dirt and that is why you always want to wash them.
- 1So, first things first, the temperature of your water should not be too hot.You want to make sure your water is not too hot, because when water is too hot it will take away the oil on your hands. Once that oil on your hands is gone, you will end up with dry skin. I don't know if you can see it but I have dry skin.Advertisement
- 9So let's get this hand here as well and scrub that up.Another thing this does is it also forces the soap up under your fingers nails that's going to make sure your fingernails are nice and clean. Which I have to add a little more water here to make sure my hands are wet enough. That's why we say that this is how doctors wash their hands, because doctors do, doctors need to have particularly clean hands not just for the patients but also for themselves, because they deal with a lot of sick people.
- 12When you're washing your hands, if you are wondering how long it should be done, sing the happy birthday song two times.It's about 20 or 30 seconds, and that's plenty of time. Obviously, you might freak-out your coworkers or friends if you sing it out loud so sing in your head. But it's a general rule to make sure your hands are clean. If you haven't done much during the day, then you don't have to go through all the steps that I did, but you do want to do that at least several times a day. So, that is washing your hands. Thanks very much for watching VisiHow, and we look forward to seeing you in our next video.Advertisement
Video: Wash Your Hands Like a Doctor
Categories : Health & Wellness
Recent edits by: MsBarbs