Nursing CPD Institute

Annual Fundamental: Infection Control – Hand Hygiene

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 29 January 2021
This session explores the importance of hand hygiene, best practice guidelines and requirements for hand hygiene in the patient care setting.

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“Gain an understanding of the importance of hand hygiene”

Course Content

The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) is based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) – recommendations for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare. Hand hygiene is critical in reducing the incidence of infections. in our clients and patients.  

Hand Hygiene Australia is funded by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and this session is based on the Hand Hygiene Australia Manual.  

Remember that Hand Hygiene is a key component of Aseptic Technique and relates to The NSQHS Standards, specifically the Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard. 

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of hand hygiene
  • Review the current best practice guidelines
  • Explore the requirements for hand hygiene in the patient care setting
  • Test your theoretical knowledge regarding hand hygiene
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