Staff Education Tool: Hand Hygiene Training Course From CDC

The CDC provides a free, web-based hand hygiene training course.


The course, and associated promotional materials, reviews key concepts of hand hygiene and other standard precautions to prevent healthcare-associated infections.


Topics addressed include:

  1. What are standard precautions?
  2. Why is hand hygiene important?
  3. Why are standard precautions important?
  4. What are some other concerns surrounding standard precautions?


The course also provides questions about hand hygiene which participants are required to answer to promote thought about current practices and to encourage proper hand hygiene.


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To participate in the training course, visit the CDC Hand Hygiene Resource webpage.


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