Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis - RD568

Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis

by Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN and Lisa Hughes, MSN-ed, RN, CCRN
RD568
(4.3 / 94 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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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.
 
Dietitians: 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.
 
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2080, 4040, 5000 and performance indicators of 7.2.11, 7.3.1, 7.3.2. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

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. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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

 

For Florida professionals:

If this course is approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, this course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Youngsin K - Chung Cheong Buk Do, IT  ·  Jan 28, 2020
hand washing is single most important way of preventing ANY diseases.(period) no more word needed and can't stress enough to anyone to re-educate on the issue over and over again.
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Alison D - Naples, FL  ·  Jan 24, 2020
It was very comprehensive and interesting.
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Brian B - Oxford, OH  ·  Nov 23, 2019
Good points, liked the mention that the glove box is a danger point
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Heather W - Naples, FL  ·  Oct 04, 2019
This was helpful for hand hygiene.
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bridget w - camden, OH  ·  Jul 04, 2019
Learning new things helps make life choices better
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