Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis - CHES568

Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis

by Nancymarie Phillips, PhD, RN, RNFA, CNOR(E)
CHES568
(4.4 / 51 ratings )

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

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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
 

 
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: 6/23/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/23/2018

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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Monica T - Mesa, AZ  ·  Aug 31, 2016
Great course!I would recommend to each student!
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Rhonda M - Mesa, AZ  ·  Aug 30, 2016
Very detailed information regarding hand hygiene. Specific information about anti-microbials and new research pertaining to hand sanitizers and their use.
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Joseph K - Suprise, AZ  ·  Feb 03, 2016
Keep it clean, the most important hygiene in a hospital setting is proper hand hygine.
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Curtis B - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Dec 02, 2015
Very informative and well put together. Could of been more spaced out onto a couple pages.
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Juliana G - Tempe, AZ  ·  Nov 19, 2015
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