Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette

Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette

Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette

Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette

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Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, along with other elements of Standard Precautions, are the building blocks of infection prevention and control in any healthcare organization. At any time of the year, and particularly during cold and flu season, healthcare facilities are a key source for exposure to respiratory pathogens for staff members, patients, and visitors. Proper application of the principles of respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette can help to greatly reduce the number of transmissions of respiratory pathogens that takes place in healthcare facilities. This course provides an overview of respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette and discusses how to implement their components in the healthcare setting.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-03-11Updated 2020-03-11

Course Objectives

  • Describe the components of proper respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.
  • Identify how their application helps to prevent the spread of respiratory infections.
  • Understand how to effectively apply these practices in the healthcare setting.

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