How to wash your hands

Washing your hands can help protect you against germs and illnesses. This video reminds us how to wash our hands effectively.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.


As you know, flu season is upon us. You're coming in contact with the flu virus and many other germs. They're on shopping carts, door handles, even around your house. You may not even realise how many times you're touching your nose, your mouth, your eyes, and you're going to get sick from it.

The best way to prevent this is to wash your hands with a good old-fashioned bar of soap. The first thing you want to do – turn on the water to a warm temperature, get a good lather going in your hands. Be sure to wash the palms of your hands. Take that, wash the back sides as well. Try to focus on getting your thumbs nice and clean and soapy, and in between your fingers. And, if you can, make sure you wash the tips as well.

When you're all done, rinse off your hands, take a paper towel, dry off, use the paper towel to turn off the water.

The best length of time to wash your hands is 20 seconds. If you want something a little more fun, you can hum 'Happy Birthday' in your head two times, and you'll be just great.

Protect yourself, protect your family this season against all the germs and viruses that are out there.

Clean hands for a healthy life.

© Rush University Medical Centre


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Submitted by Mamta Gusain on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 16:48

I learnt the proper technique of handwash . how long we should wash our hands to help us protect from germs. which causes illness.

Submitted by mirey on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 08:46

I learned the correct hand whashing technique and also the time required for a correct and safe hands washing.

Submitted by sabapro90 on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 13:31

I learn new words for example jem

Submitted by lgonzalez1241 on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 19:31

I learnt new words! thanks

Submitted by LeoCat on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 12:02

Yes I have lern anything. I lern how long I was my hands and more

Submitted by Ammaraf on Thu, 16/04/2020 - 14:51

Sure, there are many new words, which I learn, thank you a lot.

Submitted by RafatArshad on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 07:54

This is an informative video specially in these days when people are suffering by coronavirus .

Submitted by Maleke on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 15:43

good but it is so difficult to understand .thank you
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Submitted by Andres Felipe … on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 07:21

I liked this exercise because here we can learn how to wash our hands during the day to prevent many illnesses and the fearful Covid-19. It is a very helpful, fan and healthy exercise. I really recommend it. Greetings from Colombia! :D