WHO: How to handrub? With alcohol-based formulation

Hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based handrub, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others. Indeed, hand hygiene is an easy, inexpensive, and effective mean to prevent the spread of germs and keep everyone healthy.

Please, follow carefully the steps shown in this training video to know how to handrub, and watch our other video on hand washing with soap and water: https://youtu.be/3PmVJQUCm4E

For more indication about hand hygiene in healthcare settings, please visit: http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en

When should you clean your hands?

– BEFORE, DURING and AFTER preparing food.
– BEFORE eating food.
– BEFORE and AFTER caring for a sick person.
– AFTER using the toilet.
– AFTER changing the diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet.
– AFTER blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
– AFTER touching animal, animal feed, or animal waste.
– AFTER touching garbage.

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Comment (87)

  1. Your videos in English are much better than the one you have in Spanish with animation and a lot of text. I suggest you over tape the audio in Spanish using the same video. This would be of much help with the coronavirus

  2. WHO misled the world in Feb 2020 when the organisation insisted the virus need not disrupt international and trade as China had done an excellent job containing the virus. How many people will die because China consistently fails to prevent the spread of corona viruses from animals to humans. Stop eating live animals!

  3. I'm so glad they taught us how to count. Before I watched this video I just licked my hands clean, then licked some door knobs and some Chinese people. No wonder I got the kung flu. 🙁

  4. LISTEN UP "WHO"! DON'T TELL ME HOW TO WASH MY HANDS WHEN YOU CAN'T CONTAIN A VIRUS IN CHINA THAT YOU KNEW ABOUT LONG BEFORE IT BECAME A PANDEMIC! AND GETTING PAID TO PROTECT THE WORLD, AND KOWTOWING TO CHINA! EACH COUNTRY SHOULD FIRE THEIR REPRESENTATIVE AND SEND THEM TO CHINA! IF THEY LOVE CHINA THAT MUCH!

  5. As demonstrated, this technique fails to show the side of the hands (below the little finger) and the wrists are washed. Further, the demonstration shows inadequate washing of the tip of the thumbs. I also encourage a more robust technique, especially when the hands are clasped, with emphasis on the washing of the top of the fingertips during that part of the technique. Thoughtful hand-washing until the technique becomes habit is essential, as generally people wash hands in a habitual manner that is inadequate. Best wishes to all.

  6. Great idea but this is not possible in many communities across the globe though. Such communities have dysfunctional rulership thanks to the ignoble exploitation encouraged by so-called developed countries. One hopes that COVID-19 is reminding us to keep things simple and realistic across the board.

  7. I am shocked to see this is incorrect. Alcohol based products must be vigorously rubbed until dry. If that is not fine the microbial integrity is not interrupted. Much of her hand cleaning steps are correct but there was no account for the wrists.
    This is truly shocking when people are turning to these trusted videos as they do not have training and are among a pandemic.
    Please redo this and take this down.

  8. they say to rub fingertips backwards and forwards in circular motion in the last step, however the video does not correlate as she only circles in one direction. reshoot.

  9. I’ve been starting to share the link to this video, now that more states are loosening guidance. Because of that, hand sanitizing is more important than ever. This is a good refresher for those in the healthcare field, and perhaps new information to others. I’ve posted this on a similar video, but want to here, too: As a state healthcare investigator, specifically of nursing homes, we had to watch videos very similar to this. Who would think we would need guidance on using sanitizer? But it’s true. If your hands are dry before 20 seconds, you need to use more. Trust me, I now cite staff at facilities who stop rubbing too soon. Just came here to share the link with others. Keep safe everyone, and hopefully we’ll get to the light at the end of the tunnel soon. It’s been a long 2020, so far. God bless.

  10. Oh man, I thought I never had to hear that music again after watching the last video, but then BAM! Seriously though, thanks for the video. Hopefully everybody does this.

  11. This is the same woman from the hand washing video, I would have thought that the WHO would have employed another Black or Brown person for this video. What a lack of diversity.

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