An essential training module that looks at the transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms by contaminated hands. This module is designed to complement existing, basic infection control knowledge and has been developed consistent with relevant global and national recommendations.
- Hand antiseptics
- Hand antiseptics
- Hand hygiene technique
- Surgical hand hygiene technique
- Five moments of hand hygiene
- Hand hygiene and glove use
- Reducing infection rates through better hand hygiene
- Select an appropriate hand antiseptic
- Reduce your risk of irritant contact dermatitis by appropriate hand drying and moisturising as well as correct glove use
- Consistently and correctly perform hand antisepsis
- Follow the ‘Five Moments’ recommendations
The target audience for this module is any clinician or healthcare worker employed in the provision of care in any setting relating to health care.
Validation of learning:
- A written appraisal from your infection control representative that states they have watched you perform hand hygiene correctly
- Evidence that the unit in which you work has shown a decrease in nosocomial infections
- Evidence that procedures you personally undertake do not result in infectious outbreaks
This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.
Dr Cathryn Murphy PhD is an Honorary Adjunct Assoc. Professor at Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia. She is currently employed at the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses as the ACORN Professional Standards Officer. Her career highlights include working in the USA at the CDC, consulting for the World Health Organization and serving as the elected APIC President in 2010. In 2016 Cath became the first non-North American to be awarded APIC’s esteemed Carole de Mille Award for lifetime excellence in and dedication to the field of infection prevention. She is currently a credentialled ACIPC expert, holds the US CIC certification and is a fellow of APIC and also SHEA. Cath’s passion for improving patient safety through better and smarter infection control and prevention is unrelenting. Cath’s ideas are innovative and practical. She looks forward to building new client relationships in 2019 whilst continuing to give reliable, high-quality service to her existing long-term clients. Cathryn is a solopreneur providing independent consulting services to a range of clinical, public policy and commercial clients throughout the world. Cath’s career over several decades has covered senior infection prevention positions within the clinical, government, non-government and professional associations in her home country Australia and internationally.