Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis - CHES568

Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis

by Lisa Hughes, MSN-ed, RN, CCRN and Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN
CHES568
(4.4 / 51 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Price: $20.00
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Summary:

Whether at the surgical site or on the hands of the healthcare provider, skin is inherently laden with resident and transient flora. This course addresses ways to reduce pathogens on caregivers’ skin and in surgical patients’ natural flora to reduce the risk of infections. It provides historical context and explains gloves and skin antisepsis, antiseptic solutions and considerations, surgical scrubs, and pre-op cleansing.

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
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, laboratory professionals, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.
 
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit. 
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com/ and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 3/26/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/5/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/5/2021

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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Laura H - a, MI  ·  Mar 22, 2018
maybe to much technical information for those just looking for a good handwashing article
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WILHELMINA B - Lake Oswego, OR  ·  Feb 10, 2018
This is a good review course
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Lesa H - Riverside, CA  ·  Nov 26, 2017
very useful information, presented well and direct
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Vanessa V - Allison Park, PA  ·  Nov 03, 2017
Great course. I learned a great deal.
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Aristotle L - Ahmadi, IT  ·  Sep 25, 2017
very informative and very helpful to many practitioner
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