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Handshake Etiquette for Nurses
Handshakes, A History
The handshake has a long history, even making the Guinness Book of World Records on several occasions — Atlantic City Mayor Joseph Lazarow shook over 11,000 hands in July 1977! And the longest handshake on record lasted 12 hours, 34 minutes and 56 seconds (September 21, 2009).
A handshake is greater than the sum of its physical parts; it’s symbolic of good intentions which can easily be misread if your handshake is less than stellar.