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Hand Hygiene

Proper hand washing is an easy way to help keep from getting sick.

Why Wash?


Germs hide everywhere - door handles, faucet handles, remote controls and any surface people touch.
  • "In the United States, hospital patients get nearly two million infections each year. That's about one infection per 20 patients!" (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation).

When to Wash?


  • Before and after eating
  • Before giving medications
  • After using the toilet or changing diapers
  • After touching sores, cuts or infected areas
  • After playing with any animals
  • After playing/working outside
  • After coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose

How to Wash?


  • Wet your hands with clean water.
  • Apply soap.
  • Rub your hands together vigorously and scrub all surfaces.
  • Scrub for 15 seconds (try singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star).
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Dry hands.

What if I Can't Wash?


If your hands are not visibly soiled, use an alcohol-based, waterless hand sanitizer.
  • Apply a dime-sized amount of waterless hand sanitizer.
  • Rub hands together covering all surfaces of hands and fingers.
  • Rub until hands are dry (usually about 15 seconds).

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

(361) 694-5000
(800) DCH-LOVE or (800) 324-5683


For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989

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