Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis - 249-568-16

Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis

by Nancymarie Phillips, PhD, RN, RNFA, CNOR(E)
249-568-16
(4.6 / 365 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

Whether at the surgical site or on the hands of the healthcare provider, skin is laden inherently with resident and transient flora. Inadequate hand hygiene allows opportunistic pathogens in varying life stages to transfer between patients and other surfaces during everyday activities. Yet many healthcare workers across various disciplines continue to have poor hand hygiene despite best-practice evidence about microbial transfer between people. Proper preoperative patient skin antisepsis and hand hygiene can minimize surgical site infections, and healthcare professionals across disciplines should collaborate to enhance adherence.

Objectives:

The goal of this skin hygiene continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the relationship between skin and the transference of pathogenic microorganisms. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the pros and cons of using gloves as personal protective equipment during patient care
  • Describe three natural features of skin that can support or hinder the transference and growth of microorganisms on the caregiver and patient
  • Explain how hand hygiene and skin antisepsis work in combination to prevent infection
 
Level of Instruction: Basic
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, laboratory professionals, nurses, and pharmacists.
 
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit. 
 
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OnCourse Learning is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #249).
 
249-568-16 Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis is approved 12-21-2016 to 12-31-2018.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/11/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/23/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Janel M - Carrollton, VA  ·  Sep 19, 2018
good review of hand hygiene
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Johanna S - Whittier, CA  ·  Sep 17, 2018
Great opportunity to revise your test score and review wrong answers.
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Hanna A - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Sep 16, 2018
The course was clear and concise. It was interesting and broadened my knowledge on different types of skin antisepsis.
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Alyssa S - Oakley, CA  ·  Sep 16, 2018
very educational, but I didn't see how it applied to phlebotomy it was more surgical tech.
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Heidi P - Maricopa, AZ  ·  Sep 13, 2018
applicable topic to every area in the lab and in the hospital.
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