null
 
Bitesize learning

Hand hygiene: the importance of decontamination for infection control

  • Learning time: 10 mins
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

Hand hygiene is one of the most effective methods of preventing healthcare-associated infections, yet compliance among healthcare workers can be poor. This module examines the reasons why healthcare professionals may not comply with hand hygiene practices from a human factors perspective. This allows healthcare professionals and organisations to consider how to improve hand hygiene practices locally.

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided by RCNiLearning 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.

Heather Gluyas, Associate professor, School of Health Professions, Murdoch University, Mandurah, Western Australia.


Access to RCNi Learning is now included as part of RCNi Plus

OR

Try for just £1 a week

Your subscription package includes:
  • Customisable clinical dashboard with full access to all topics
  • RCNi’s 10 online specialist journals and their archives
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ CPD-accredited modules
  • RCNi Portfolio and revalidation alerts
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your clinical interests
  • Dedicated apps to keep you informed on the go

- You may cancel at any time -

RCN Student member?

Why learn with us?

RCNi Learning is accredited by the RCN and includes CPD certificates

Personal revalidation portfolio to document learning. Download as a PDF to submit to the NMC

Log CPD hours, write a reflective account and save certificate into portfolio

Pre and post module tests let you measure your progress. Further reading list included