Implementing a Hand Hygiene Program to Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease (Self-Paced)


Hand hygiene within a hospital prevents the spread of infectious diseases, including communicable, respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 and influenza. This course provides the tools to implement a hand hygiene program in a health care facility, including the reasons why a hand hygiene program is important, how to assess and establish the necessary infrastructure and requirements, how to engage staff in compliance, and how to measure performance.

Course Overview

This training course is based on internationally recognized hospital quality requirements, including best industry practices and includes the following topics:

  • Importance of implementing a hand hygiene program
  • Establishing the infrastructure
  • Establishing the requirements
  • Engaging staff
  • Measuring performance


Be able to assess, implement, and monitor a hand hygiene program in a healthcare facility.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in a health care facility, especially those with the responsibility of setting and implementing policy.


Manda Grant, Yana Gorbantenko, Julia Khalimova, Natalia Tulieva, Fatima Javed

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Course Details

  • Mode: Self-Paced