This course is article based and examines hand hygiene and effective environmental cleaning practices; particularly how the two are intrinsically linked in hospitals.
The transmission of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in healthcare settings continues to be an issue of concern. Effective hand hygiene and environmental cleaning are both key aspects of a strategic approach to prevent transmission. Whilst the two are usually considered separately, this course looks at the evidence that links them together. For instance making contact with a contaminated surface and not performing hand cleansing adequately has been shown to facilitate the transmission of pathogens. Likewise, poor hand hygiene can lead to surface contamination.
This course links to an external article and can be accessed at work or at home on a variety of smart devices.
On completion of this course trainees will:
1. Appreciate the link between hand and surface contamination.
2. Gain a greater awareness of environmental contamination.
3. Understand the importance of effective hand hygiene.
4. Identify when it is necessary to perform hand hygiene.
Add members of your team, when registering for this course, to track their progress. Trainees will cover the following subject matter:
The course is accompanied by a multiple choice test to assess the trainee’s understanding of the content. When all module tests are completed the trainee will have access to a personalised certificate.