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HAND HYGIENE ESSENTIALS: Revising Our Basic Weapon in Health Care Against Infection

  • Categories CPD
  • Duration 01h 06m 45s
  • Last Update May 17, 2021

Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented attention to the powerful benefits of handwashing with soap. Hand hygiene is a cost-effective public health intervention, with important implications for COVID-19 prevention and well as for the prevention of a host of conditions that plague populations in low- and middle-income countries, such as diarrheal diseases, respiratory infections, and other infectious diseases.

Hand hygiene is the primary measure to reduce infections. A simple action, perhaps, but the lack of compliance among health-care providers is problematic worldwide. On the basis of
research into the aspects influencing hand hygiene compliance and best promotional strategies, new approaches have proven effective.

Hand hygiene is therefore the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent health care-associated infections.

Join Katrina Del Rosario in a one-hour online session focusing on the international recommendations on hand hygiene to re-enforce existing basic infection control knowledge especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Will I Learn?

  • To learn how and when to practice hand hygiene.
  • To value the importance of adopting and improving proper hand hygiene.

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2 Lessons01h 06m 45s

About the instructors

Ms. Christie C. Lacsamana is a Cum Laude graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in History and with Specialized Degree in Women's Studies at the Philippine Normal University. She has completed the academic requirements for the masteral degree program of Master Arts in Education major in Social Science at the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA. She is one of the National Trainers and Module Writers in Araling Panlipunan of Private Education Assisstance Committee or PEAC for 10 years. Her skills and dedication in teaching for 17 years has been recognized when she was awarded as Star Teacher of the Consortium of the South in 2015.
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Requirements

  • Cellphone/tablet/laptop
  • Internet connection/data

Target Audience

  • For everyone and most especially health-care worker, caregiver or person involved in direct or indirect patient care needs to be concerned about hand hygiene and should be able to perform it correctly and at the right time.


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