Hand Hygiene Course

This Hand Hygiene Course via eLearning aims to introduce you to the topic of hand hygiene in Health and Social Care.

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Course Description

This Hand Hygiene Course via eLearning aims to introduce you to the topic of hand hygiene in Health and Social Care.

It begins with an introduction to hand hygiene and why it is important. It then explores the Chain of Infection with a focus on the mode of transmission. It considers how the chain can be broken by practising the 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene. The course demonstrates the correct procedures for handwashing and the use of hand rub. The course concludes with how to put on and take off disposable gloves correctly. In addition, this course aims to enable you to apply your learning to demonstrate competent performance against the assessment criteria related to hand hygiene in the Care Certificate and Health and Social Care Diplomas at level 2 and 3, which all focus on your ability to use a recommended method to wash your hands.

Study Hand Hygiene Course via an eLearning platform.

Access to the Hand Hygiene Course is delivered via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:

  • What is meant by hand hygiene.
  • How to break the Chain of Infection with 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene.
  • How to wash hands correctly.
  • How to use hand rub correctly.
  • How to put on and take off disposable gloves correctly.

Course Syllabus

  • Historical context
  • What ‘hand hygiene’ means
  • Why hand hygiene is necessary
  • Healthcare acquired infections (HCAI)
  • Chain of infection
  • Mode of transmission
  • Pathogenic microorganisms
  • The ‘five moments of hand hygiene’
  • How to carry out hand hygiene
  • When to carry out hand hygiene
  • The correct procedure for handwashing
  • How to dry hands
  • Use of hand rub
  • Hand health
  • Use of disposable gloves
  • Donning and removing gloves