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PDC20084 - Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment in the Community

Overview

At a glance

Keeping your hands clean is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of illness and infections in your home and workplace. The majority of infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another by contaminated hands and/or objects. This online Short Course provides an overview of the importance of hand hygiene and the appropriate use of personal protection equipment (PPE) in the healthcare community setting.

The fee for this short course will be $25.00.

Study Mode Online
Intake Dates Year Round

Hours of study

1 hour

Career Opportunities

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession.

Professional Recognition

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Details

Course Summary

Keeping your hands clean is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of illness and infections in your home and workplace. The majority of infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another by contaminated hands and/or objects. This online Short Course provides an overview of the importance of hand hygiene and the appropriate use of personal protection equipment (PPE) in the healthcare community setting.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recognise the importance of hand hygiene
  2. Identify appropriate techniques of hand washing and using PPE
  3. Identify appropriate hand hygiene products and other barrier protection to provide infection control.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Program Structure

Self-paced online study with a Multiple Choice Quiz (MCQ).

How to Apply

Enrolment

For direct access to the course, visit cpd.cqu.edu.au.