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Warning! Hand washing vs hand sanitizer use

HI,

I am concerned about the time I will take to wash my hands during the encounter, however I noticed that in the new CS video you can use hand sanitizer instead..

Can I know your experience?

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HI,

I am concerned about the time I will take to wash my hands during the encounter, however I noticed that in the new CS video you can use hand sanitizer instead..

Can I know your experience?

Thanks
Use the hand senitizer. It weighs same as hand washing. Make sure you dry your hands before the examinations, especially if you're touching the eyes. You don't want their eyes burnt. I would use this time to ask if they have anything else to add that you might have missed in the history.
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i would like to know about this too.because sanitiser would save a lot of time and would be less messier.
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Hi Guys:

Actually hand sanitizer can be really hard to dry since there are many types of them. there are some that would not dry up immediately vs the soap, which you can just put a little and then wash it off... I think the second way is faster

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Just wash your hands. You gain points for doing so and it really does not take that long. If you are struggling to decide between the sanitizer and hand-washing, then I think your are missing the point.

Just make sure you close the tap with a paper towel after drying your hands. Do not touch the taps with your bare hands.
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Thank you all

I am still confused and worried about time, but I will take your advice (hopefully will get the point for that) and use hand washing

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Hi,

Just wanted to put in my two cents. I gave my exam this time last year, when the hand sanitizer thing was newly introduced (at least in the Chicago center). I found it to be quicker than hand washing but it made my hands cold. Obviously not much I could do about that. I just made a big show of rubbing my hands together to generate warmth before starting the physical exam, and still apologised to the SP in case my hands were cold. I guess water would also make hands cold so I suggest that you do this step in front of the SP so that he/she knows that you are trying to make the examination part as comfortable as you can for them. Good luck to everybody
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