Effective Hand Hygiene

Effective hygiene

For the past 180 years, scientists and physicians have recognised the importance of hand hygiene. Yet research shows that we still ignore many of the basic principles. Most of us focus on completing tasks we believe will make most difference to patients – as quickly as possible. Without thinking, hand hygiene often gets pushed down the list of priorities.

Understanding hand hygiene principles and the importance of timely and effective hand washing is an integral part of infection control standard precautions. This title helps to improve hand hygiene practice by challenging attitudes and encouraging the changing of behaviours, whilst conveying key learning points in an engaging and imaginative manner.

Subjects covered include:
The Importance of Hand Hygiene • Why We Don’t Wash • When to Decontaminate Your Hands • Recognising the Need • Wetting • Applying Cleansing Solution • Washing • Rinsing • Drying • Skin Care • Standard Precautions

Format Video-based eLearning
Course Duration   
16 Minutes approximately
Course Content
11 Interactive Video Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate
Consultant Paul Elliott, MA, BSc, RGN, PGCEA, FRSPH, FHEA, Associate Member IPS
Peer Review Infection Control Nurses Association
Standards England

Care Certificate Standard 15

NOS: IPC6.2012

RQF: Causes and Spread of Infection (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)


All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Section 7


National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC's Induction Standards

References The Care Certificate, AWIFHSC

Client reviews:

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I Travis - Nugent Care Society

“Has really helped deliver training to meet the Care Standards. A really good course to show how to deal with the requirements of working in peoples actual homes. Has been really useful.”

Julia Prestney - Adepta