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The Skinny on Hand Washing in Public Restrooms

Have you ever gone into a public restroom, looked around to observe how clean it is, and then wondered if you are farther ahead washing your hands or not washing your hands? To be honest, sometimes I am not sure! I will share a few tips with you which I have picked up over the years as a registered nurse. I am assuming that you have already flushed the toilet with your foot, correct?

First of all, yes, wash those hands! Especially now that we are in the midst of the flu season and the COVID 19 spread! Wet your hands, soap up, and wash through two of your favorite renditions of “Happy Birthday.” Friction is your friend and the viruses enemy. Wash the tops of your hands too and don’t forget between the fingers! Rinse under running water with the water running down off your fingertips and down the drain. Grab your paper towel next and dry them off. Don’t shake them and send germs flying everywhere! Use your towel to turn off the faucet and again to open the door. Then, with the door open, toss the paper towel in the garbage. If the garbage is on the other side of the bathroom then throw the paper towel on the floor and shame on them!

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your time with me! Until next time, stay healthy Platinum Muse readers!