Hand Hygiene and Infection Control in the Operating Room

Hand Hygiene and Infection Control in the Operating Room

Hand Hygiene and Infection Control in the Operating Room

Hand Hygiene and Infection Control in the Operating Room

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The CDC published formal hand hygiene guidelines for hospitals. The guidelines stressed the importance of handwashing and gloving. According to the CDC, hand hygiene is cleaning your hands either by handwashing with soap and water, antiseptic hand wash, an alcohol-based handrub, or by perioperative hand antisepsis. This course has been designed to teach perioperative healthcare providers how to follow proper hand hygiene guidelines as established by the Association of perioperative Nurses (AORN), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). This course will also review the types of bacteria and diseases that can be transmitted when healthcare providers to not comply with good hand hygiene protocols, statistical facts regarding hand hygiene, and your role in increasing hand hygiene compliance.

COURSE INFORMATION

1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2019-09-23Updated 2019-09-23

Course Objectives

  • Know the history and evolution of hand hygiene.
  • Understand the importance of perioperative hand hygiene and its role in preventing healthcare-associated infections (or HAIs).
  • Identify types of bacteria and diseases that can be transmitted when perioperative healthcare providers do not comply with hand hygiene protocols and guidelines.
  • Apply best practices for when and how to properly perform hand hygiene.

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