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# Handwashing
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The procedure aims to describe the good practices in handwashing before and after laboratory manipulations.
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## Description
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1.	Handwashing is performed before doing any experiment in the lab as well as before exiting the laboratory.
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2.	A good handwashing is essential to avoid contamination and must last at least 40 seconds.
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3.	Consider the sink, including the faucet, as contaminated and avoid direct contact with them.
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4.	Wet your hands with water.
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5.	Dispense a dose of soap in the palm of your hand.
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6.	Rub your hands palm to palm.
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7.	Rub your right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa.
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8.	Rub palm to palm with fingers interlaced.
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9.	Rub the back of your fingers to the opposing palms with fingers interlocked.
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10.	Perform a rotational rubbing of the left thumb clasped in the right palm and vice versa.
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11.	Perform a rotational rubbing backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of the right hand in the left palm and vice versa.
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12.	Rinse your hands with water.
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13.	Dry your hands thoroughly with a single use towel.
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14.	Use the towel to turn off the faucet
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