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Improving Hand Hygiene – 3 CE

Activity Overview

This course will give you more information on how to improve hygiene for the safety of professionals and patients alike.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Clarify the importance of hand hygiene for healthcare professionals and how it can prevent unnecessary infections
  2. Define the acceptable WHO practices for hand hygiene (e.g., disinfection, glove changes, etc.)
  3. Provide common examples of how and why healthcare professionals do not practice proper hygiene
  4. Discuss the WHO guidelines for hand hygiene in detail, including when to use alcohol-based rubs and when to use soap-and-water
  5. Understand how wide-scale measures are implemented to change the behavior of healthcare employees
  6. Identify the training methodology that will work best in their individual healthcare setting
  7. Explain to patients how hand hygiene leads to better disease control and promotes general health
  8. Educate patients on the best hygiene tactics to keep themselves and their loved ones safe while they’re in the facility
  9. Construct a team from multiple disciplines that will ensure hygiene compliance throughout all departments

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



3.0 Contact Hours



Target Audience

Advanced Practice RN
Certified Nursing Assistant
Licensed Practical Nurse
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Registered Nurse

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Provider No. 50-20641
CA BRN No. 2020138
CE Broker No. 20-762774


Jaimini Patel, RPH, PHD, MBA



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of nursing CE from both the California Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for Florida credit.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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