An evidence based introduction to hand hygiene designed for hospital staff. Good hand hygiene is essential to protect both you and your patients.
Hand hygiene is the single most important measure for reducing the risk of healthcare associated infections, but adherence with good practice remains low in some areas. Prepare to question how much you know about hand hygiene and equip yourself with the knowledge to improve hand hygiene compliance in your unit.
Healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) remain a significant threat to patient safety. Treatment may be undermined by the transmission of infections within healthcare settings, particularly those caused by antimicrobial-resistant strains of disease-causing microorganisms. Many (although not all) HCAI can be prevented.
The course is fully referenced and based on the most up to date guidelines, research and evidence. Trainees can go through the training at work or at home on a variety of smart devices including computers, tablets and phones.
On completion of this course trainees will:
1. Explain the importance of hand hygiene
2. Recognise when to perform hand hygiene
3. Explain when to use different hand hygiene products
4. List the correct steps for systematic hand hygiene
5. Identify the reasons for non-compliance with hand hygiene and the potential consequences
6. Understand how to improve compliance
Add members of your team, when registering for this course, to track their progress. Trainees will cover the following modules:
Each module 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 receive a personalised certificate.