Surgical Hand Antisepsis (Microlearning)

03-07-2024 11:34 AM

Course Description

Surgical hand antisepsis—when performed correctly with the right technique and the right product—effectively prevents surgical site infections (SSIs) in the perioperative setting.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define hand antisepsis utilizing the 5 moments of hand hygiene.
  • Discuss the importance of surgical antisepsis.
  • Explore the benefits of using alcohol-based hand antiseptic solutions.
  • Identify strategies to increase clinician participation in the use of alcohol-based hand rubs.
Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for healthcare professionals.

Course Information

This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!

There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded. 

Course Authors

This course was written by Arlene Andrews, MSN, RN, CNOR and edited by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.

Arlene is a certified operating room nurse with 30 years of clinical experience in nursing. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Informatics.

Brenda earned her doctorate in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice.