While simply washing your hands does help some, it is important to spend enough time with proper technique as well. Here are some tips to help refresh your memory:

  1. Wet hands with water
  2. Apply soap
  3. Rub hands palm to palm
  4. Fingers interlaced and back of hands
  5. Clean thumbs
  6. Clean fingernails
  7. Rub wrists
  8. Rinse hands with water
  9. Dry hands with a clean towel