HealthStream Brands

The Importance of Hand Hygiene in Post‐Acute Care

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 in your facility 

You will learn about: 

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

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to: 

  • List important milestones in the history of hand hygiene that relate to current guideline recommendations for resident safety.
  • Recognize why hand hygiene in the healthcare setting is important to control the spread of infection.
  • Identify best practices for hand hygiene to control the spread of infection and improve resident outcomes.