As Microorganisms have been found on hand wash basins and taps it is advised that hand hygiene should be carried out using liquid soap and water. Another step for care in this regards is that non touch taps should be used. Decontamination should follow hand washing. This can be done using alcohol gel. There is a six step technique that one can follow. The six step guideline will help reduce preventable infections. These infections can lead to reduced patient morbidity and mortality.