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How should people who visit my child in the hospital wash their hands?

Everyone visiting a patient in the hospital should practice proper hand-washing technique.
  • Scrub hands with soap and warm running water for 10-15 seconds.
  • Rinse hands well after scrubbing.
  • Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet. This will keep you from picking up viruses or bacteria from the faucet.
  • If your hands are not visibly soiled, you can use antimicrobial hand sanitizer instead of washing.

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