Infection Control


Handwashing is the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of infection.

Handwashing Technique

  1. Use continuously running water.
  2. Use a generous amount of soap.
  3. Apply with vigorous contact on all surfaces of hands.
  4. Wash for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  5. Clean under and around fingernails.
  6. Keeping your hands down, rinse them well with warm running water.
  7. Avoid splashing.
  8. Dry well with paper towels.
  9. Use a towel to turn the water off.
  10. Discard the towels into a bag provided for that purpose.

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.