Hand hygiene in care

Hand Hygiene Course Free for Care Awareness and Coronavirus

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Hand Hygiene Course Free – covers the essentials of hand hygiene.

In light of guidance on the Coronavirus, we are pleased to have launched our Hand Hygiene for Care Awareness Course.

Coronavirus known as Covid 19


The WHO has advised on the importance of good hand washing, the Hand Hygiene Course we have developed covers:

Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Our free course should take no more than around 20 minutes. At the end, if you successfully complete the assessment you will be issued with a certificate of completion. This should help both individuals working in sectors from care to hospitality and more. It should also help employers ensure they are Coronavirus (Covid 19) aware and prepared.

Washing your hands properly can help prevent the spread of the germs (like bacteria and viruses) that cause these diseases. Some forms of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections can cause serious complications, especially for young children, the elderly, or those with a weakened immune system.

In this free Hand Hygiene course we will cover:

  • Importance of hand washing
  • When to Wash hands
  • How to wash hands
  • General guidance

Our course is set to run at your own pace. You will be studying on your own, when it is convenient for you, using the learning materials in this course. The learning content is organised into lessons and consists of a combination of the following:

  • text to read. Superscript numbers refer to references available
  • Downloadable resources
  • links to websites and downloadable information sheets/booklets that will help you to learn more about the topic being studied. These items are underlined and in italics throughout the course content.
  • videos.
  • quizzes.

You will find Key Points throughout the content. These are used to help you to consolidate essential facts and practice observations.

There are also Think and reflect boxes where you may be asked to make notes or answer any questions asked. You will not be assessed on what you enter. This is simply to aid your learning and improve your practice. We recommend that you keep a notepad and pen by your side as you work through the course and write your reflections and answers there.

You will also be required to take an assessed quiz after completing each learning unit.

Once you have completed our Hand Hygiene Course free, why not try some of our other courses

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