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After you've dealt with a first-aid emergency, then you need to make sure yourself is cleaned as well. It may well be your hands has got some dirt or blood on them. They shouldn't have, 'because you've been wearing your gloves, but you just never know. Even if you've been wearing gloves, when you've taken the gloves off, you still need to make sure your hands are then cleaned up. If you do need to wash your hands anytime, to start with, maybe just get hold... If your hands are dirty, get hold of a tissue or a first-aid dressing and just use that to actually open up the tap, because you're then not transferring anything that's on your hands onto the actual tap itself.
The first thing you need to do is make sure you remove any jewellery. We're going to remove a watch. Sometimes you've got maybe a wedding band on and you can't physically get the ring off. We need to make sure we do clean underneath it if that's the case. To start with, get your hands wet underneath the tap. Don't just look at doing your hands, also look at going up the arms. Once you've done that, then get some anti-bacterial soap onto your hands. Rub it around your hands and all over, so you can rub your palms of your hands together. Rub your fingers together, also rubbing them in this way just to ensure that you get the completely on the backs of the hands. Again, do it on both hands. Run your thumbs around inside the other hand to make sure that you get right into the base of your thumb and into your palms. Rub your hands together and then also use your hand just to rub your nails. 'because you may well find that you get some blood or any other problems, any other possibly infectious material underneath the nails, or near the nails.
When you've actually made sure you've cleaned your hands absolutely thoroughly, go up the arms as well, wherever you need. Once you've got the soap on, you then need to rinse it off. Then rub it underneath the tap, rinse the worst of the soap off. And then again, you can make sure all the soap has been washed off by just rubbing your skin gently in the same techniques, just to make sure absolutely all of the soap has been removed. Once your hands are thoroughly cleaned, just shake off the worst of the water and you can then turn the tap off. And from there, you can dry your hands either on a cloth or maybe in your workplace, you've got paper towels. Paper towels are good 'because you can actually use the paper towel and then throw it straight away. Also, hot air dryers may be in the workplace as well.
Once your hands are completely clean, if you've used a towel like this and there's any risk at all, then put this straight in for laundry. If they're paper towels, dispose of them correctly. Check your hands over, if there's nothing obvious, the final thing you can then do, is to use something like the alcohol gel. After you've washed your hands, you can use alcohol gels just to make sure your hands are completely clean. Or you can also use them maybe if there's no water available. You're better off using something like an alcohol gel to make sure your hands are clean, even if you did have some blood spatter on them, 'because it will help, and then get your hands cleaned as quickly as possible.
You could also use the alcohol gel before you actually treat somebody. If you're going to have to put a dressing on and you've got time. Not if there's some serious bleeding, but maybe you can be changing a dressing, use the alcohol gel to actually clean your hands to start with, and then you can deal with the person and hopefully, you're not going to transfer any infection across. The gels themselves come in different sizes. Sometimes you have wall-mounted dispensers, which you can just push on and the gel can come into your hands. The other bottles can be a larger bottle like this, they come in different sizes and they just have the flip cap, and you can squeeze the gel out. Other smaller ones can be this sorta thing, which you can sit in the pockets or in the glove compartment of your car. And there are also other types with a clip on the top that actually clip onto you. This is sort of thing you would use more in a hospital setting where you'd actually carry the alcohol gel around with you at all times.
When you're putting alcohol gel, again, make sure you remove any jewellery. Take off your watch or any rings and bracelets, pop some onto the palm of your hand. Once it's there, just circulate it around onto your palms and then rub it over the whole of your hands and around your wrists. Exactly the same ways we worked with the washing them in water. Around your thumbs, make sure it gets in all of your hands, under your nails, and you can run around your wrists. What'll happen is, you'll feel it sometimes a bit cold, sometimes a little bit sticky on your hands. But just keep rubbing them together and after a few seconds, you'll find your hands soon dry out and you've got your hands