Hand Hygiene: Basic Principles and Competency (1.0 CE for Nurses)

03-24-2021 07:33 AM

Course Description

It is every caregiver’s responsibility to contribute to a culture of patient or resident safety by practicing proper hand hygiene at all times as well as helping others to be compliant. This course will provide an overview of basic principles of hand hygiene, review the chain of infection and transmission, review guidelines for the proper use of gloves including donning/doffing techniques, and provide appropriate hand hygiene product selection.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss principles of hand hygiene
  • Discuss basic principles of the chain of infection transmission
  • Review glove use including donning and doffing
  • Understand appropriate hand hygiene product selection and technique
Intended Audience

This course is intended for nurses.

Course Authors

Caryn Humphrey Arnold MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR and edited by Brenda Kozak, MSN, RN

Caryn has 14 years of clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing, surgical nursing and surgical technology education. Brenda has 17 years of clinical experience in nursing and earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.