Hand Hygiene Training Program

June 6, 2017 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a voluntary guideline recommending that healthcare workers use alcohol-based hand rub before and after most instances of patient contact. CDC advocates use of alcohol-based hand rubs as a strategy to improve compliance with hand hygiene practices—which research has shown to be consistently inadequate.

However, as CDC notes, simply providing healthcare workers with alcohol rub and other handwashing products will not promote better hand hygiene practices. The effort must be accompanied by education, training, and support. Healthcare Risk Control (HRC) has developed this training program to educate healthcare workers on proper hand hygiene...

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