This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2020.
All modules are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.
Duration: 01:00:00 Type: How to modules Level: Registered nurses, Nursing students
Kathleen Greenway, Senior lecturer in adult nursing, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England.
Paula Johnson, Senior lecturer in adult nursing, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England.
Update your knowledge andskills in hand hygiene.
This learning module describes when and how to decontaminate your hands effectively. The importance of hand decontamination for infection prevention is explored, as are the steps involved in effective handwashing with soap and water, or hand cleansing with alcohol-based gel or rub.
Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position