Saturday, June 17, 2023

You have been asked to speak at a new nursing assistants' orientation class about infection control and handwashing techniques.. Demonstrate the correct 2 minute handwashing procedure using soap and running water



You have been asked to speak at a new nursing assistants' orientation class about infection control and handwashing techniques.

What would you include in this teaching?

  • A- Demonstrate the correct one minute handwashing procedure using soap and running water.
  • B- Demonstrate the correct 2 minute handwashing procedure using soap and running water.
  • C- Using hot water so that the natural fats on the skins are emulsified with the soap.
  • D- Using cold water so that the natural fats on the skins are emulsified with the soap.

Correct Response: B

The best way to teach the techniques of handwashing is to actually demonstrate the correct handwashing procedure. Proper handwashing must be done for a minimum of two minutes. Warm not cold water or hot water is used for handwashing.