Hand Hygiene

Part of the Safe Practice: The New Normal Course Bundle

20-minute online ECPD course for Dental Professionals

PLEASE NOTE: Our COVID-19 courses are regularly being updated. Last update: 28 April 2021.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is very clear that frequent handwashing is one of the most effective actions you can take to reduce the spread of viruses and prevent infections, including COVID-19.

The term ‘hand hygiene’ is used to describe all the processes involved in cleaning and protecting your hands,

The aim of this online course is to provide you with the knowledge to perform safe and effective hand hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This course is suitable for the clinical team.

The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge to perform safe and effective hand hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this online, ECPD course you will learn:

  • What hand hygiene refers to.
  • Hand hygiene in history.
  • The importance of hand hygiene during the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • The correct way to perform hand hygiene.

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Course Curriculum

  • Introduction – Hand Hygiene
    5 minutes
  • Hand hygiene – a historical perspective
    5 minutes
  • Florence Nightingale
    5 minutes
  • COVID-19 and hand hygiene
    5 minutes
  • Hand hygiene during the pandemic
    5 minutes
  • Soap and water
    5 minutes
  • Drying hands
    5 minutes
  • Alcohol-based hand rub
    5 minutes
  • Hand rub
    5 minutes
  • Hand rub technique
    5 minutes
  • Hand emollients
    5 minutes
  • Other handy hints for good hand hygiene
    5 minutes
  • Jewellery
    5 minutes
  • Hand hygiene poster
    5 minutes
  • Hand hygiene step by step
    5 minutes
  • Summary – Hand Hygiene
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Hand Hygiene
    10 questions

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Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 20 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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