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Back to Basics: Hand Hygiene for the Dental Team
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This course will introduce the proper selection of hand hygiene products and what to use when, and effective hand washing techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the role hand hygiene as an additive benefit to gloves in preventing cross contamination
  2. Describe the indications for various types of hand hygiene methods
  3. Describe how to use hand soap and hand rub (foam and gel)
  4. Explain the difference between plain soap, antimicrobial soap and hand rubs


Proper selection of hand hygiene products and effective hand washing — simply knowing how to lather your hands and how long to wash them — is essential in reducing the risk and spread of infectious organisms to patients and staff in healthcare settings, including dental offices. 

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