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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 5 ( May, 2021 ) > List of Articles

LETTER TO EDITOR

Are Our Hands Still Clean?

Ankur Bajaj, Neha Chaurasiya, Manjul Tripathi

Keywords : COVID-19, Hand hygiene, Infection control

Citation Information : Bajaj A, Chaurasiya N, Tripathi M. Are Our Hands Still Clean?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (5):601-602.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23824

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-05-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

“Clean Hands Save Lives,” we have heard it numerous times. But are our hands really clean? We realized that the most neglected parts of our hands are the most medial part of the little finger and palm and the most lateral part of the index finger and palm. Putting an emphasis on it, we put forward two additional steps in the routine handwashing technique increasing to 9 steps instead of the previous 7.


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