Hand Hygiene in the Healthcare Setting

About this course

This course qualifies for 1 CE / 1 IPU and corresponds to the following Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) domain(s):

  • Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Education and Research

This program will focus on hand hygiene in the healthcare setting.

At the end of this program, the learner shall be able to:

  • Review the basics of hand hygiene, including when to perform hand hygiene, hand hygiene techniques, and special consideration of gloves.
  • Define the relationship of hand hygiene to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)
  • Discuss the importance of hand hygiene in the reduction of HAIs
  • Outline the evidence and guidelines for hand hygiene

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