4.9 Skills Checklist: Hand Hygiene With Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer

  1. Gather Supplies: Antiseptic hand rub
  2. Procedure Steps:
    • Remove jewelry according to agency policy; push your sleeves above your wrists.
    • Apply enough product into the palm of one hand and enough to cover your hands thoroughly per product directions.
    • Rub your hands together, covering all surfaces of your hands and fingers with antiseptic until the alcohol is dry (a minimum of 30 seconds):
      • Rub hands palm to palm
      • Rub back of right and left hand (fingers interlaced)
      • Rub palm to palm with fingers interlaced
      • Perform rotational rubbing of left and right thumbs
      • Rub your fingertips against the palm of your opposite hand
      • Rub your wrists
    • Repeat hand sanitizing sequence a minimum of two times.
    • Repeat hand sanitizing sequence until the product is dry.

View a YouTube video[1] of an instructor demonstrating hand hygiene with alcohol-based hand sanitizer:


  1. Chippewa Valley Technical College. (2022, December 3). Hand Hygiene With Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer. [Video]. YouTube. Video licensed under CC BY 4.0https://youtu.be/rTuO8SYYfNo


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