Effective Handwashing-ayliffe technique - MRSA Action UK- what is the hand washing technique ,Effective Handwashing Technique As a guide using this technique takes about as long as it takes you to recite the alphabet or to sing happy birthday twice2. Right palm over the 1. Palm to palm back of the left hand and vice versa 4. Backs of fingers to 3. Palm toSurgical Hand Antisepsis, gowning and glovingSurgical Hand Antisepsis A systematic washing and scrubbing of the hands and forearms using especially developed techniques A process to destroy transient microorganism Surgical Hand Antisepsis Transient organisms Microorganisms that are introduced onto the skin surface by contact.