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The Importance of Appropriate Hand Hygiene

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), proper hand hygiene is the single most important way to stop the spread of infection.

This course will teach you how to do your part in:

  • Promoting proper hand hygiene
  • Helping to prevent the spread of infection

You will learn about:

  • The history of hand hygiene
  • Why hand hygiene is so important
  • How to keep your hands as clean and germ-free as possible

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List important milestones in the history of hand hygiene to understand the need for current guideline recommendations as they relate to patient safety
  • Recognize why hand hygiene in the home health and hospice setting is important to control the spread of infection
  • Identify best practices for hand hygiene to control the spread of infection and improve patient outcomes