21 NCAC 19 .0405             HAND HYGIENE

(a)  Electrologists shall cleanse their hands by handwashing or by degerming through hand antisepsis:

(1)           before and after treatment on each client;

(2)           before donning gloves;

(3)           immediately after gloves are removed; and

(4)           immediately, if bare-handed contact with blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, non-intact skin, mucous membranes or contaminated equipment occurs.

(b)  As used in this Rule, handwashing includes:

(1)           wetting hands with running warm water and applying plain soap in the amount recommended by the manufacturer;

(2)           rubbing hands together at least 15 seconds, covering all surfaces of hands, including between fingers and fingernail areas;

(3)           rinsing hands under a stream of water;

(4)           drying hands with a clean disposable paper towel;

(5)           turning faucets off with the paper towel; and

(6)           disposing of the paper towel in a covered receptacle.

(c)  As used in this Rule, hand antisepsis is achieved by:

(1)           applying the product label recommended amount of an antiseptic alcohol-based gel or rinse to the palm of one hand;

(2)           rubbing hands together, covering all surfaces of hands, especially between fingers and fingernail areas; and

(3)           continuing to rub hands together at least 15 seconds or until the alcohol dries.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 88A-16;

Eff. December 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018.