Hand Hygiene


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,

This course is intended for all members of the dental 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 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.


This course provides 20 minutes of ECPD.

GDC Development Outcomes: B, C, D.