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Basics of Hand Hygiene
Basics of Hand Hygiene

Every day you encounter harmful germs that are capable of making you and others in your environment sick. So how do you protect yourself and others from these harmful germs? By following proper infection control practices. Hand hygiene is the single most important infection control measure to prevent the spread of germs.

The goal of this course is to instruct all employees about when hand hygiene is necessary as well as the correct procedure for hand washing and the use of alcohol-based hand rubs.

The information provided in this course follows the most recent hand hygiene guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2020a) unless otherwise stated. However, your employer may have hand hygiene policies that differ from the guidelines presented in this course, so it is important for you to be familiar with your employer’s policies.

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