Performing adequate and appropriate hand hygiene has been accepted as one of the most important methods of reducing the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms in healthcare settings. The widely held belief is that by taking the step in reducing the transmission of pathogens, you will reduce the probability of healthcare-associated infections. Although scientific studies have demonstrated this effect, other studies have shown that adherence to recommended good hand hygiene practices remains low among healthcare workers.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM Approved by BASC for 1 AEU & 1 IPCH
What Will I Learn?
Your health, your family’s health and most importantly PATIENT health depends upon the level of hand hygiene effort and understanding you provide each and every day in a healthcare facility. This course will introduce you to the basics of hand hygiene and discuss factors that impact the transmission of microorganisms as it relates to potential spread of infection.
Upon completion of this FREE CE elearning course, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize the factors that interfere with good hand hygiene practices.
- Recognize indications for hand washing or hand antisepsis.
- Understand the implication of poor hand hygiene practices in healthcare.
- Explain to others factors that play a role in the selection of hand hygiene products.