This course will introduce the proper selection of hand
hygiene products and what to use when, and effective hand washing techniques.
- Explain the role hand hygiene as an additive benefit to gloves in
preventing cross contamination
- Describe the indications for various types of hand hygiene methods
- Describe how to use hand soap and hand rub (foam and gel)
- Explain the difference between plain soap, antimicrobial soap and hand
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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