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Hand hygiene eLearning modules

These modules support hand hygiene education and training for clinical, non-clinical and student healthcare workers. The content of the modules is consistent with the recommendations of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, specifically the Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard, and the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.

Access our infection control and hand hygiene eLearning modules

Module Information
Hand Hygiene for clinical healthcare workers

This module provides information on hand hygiene for clinical healthcare workers, including student healthcare workers. 

Clinical healthcare workers include doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, paramedics, all student health practitioners and anyone providing physical care to patients and residents in a healthcare organisation such as personal care attendants. 

Hand Hygiene for non-clinical healthcare workers

This module provides information on hand hygiene for non-clinical healthcare workers. 

Non-clinical healthcare workers include clerical and administration, housekeeping, catering, engineering, sterilisation services, patient transport/ward orderly services, social and spiritual support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander liaison officers, volunteers, and laboratory staff. 

Hand hygiene Dental

This module provides information on hand hygiene for oral health professionals. 

Oral health professionals include dentists, dental assistants, oral hygienists and all oral health students. 

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons All candidates for a position in a surgical training program provided by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Hand dermatitis This module provides information on prevention of hand dermatitis in healthcare workers and what to do if dermatitis does develop. The module was developed by the Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, at the Skin & Cancer Foundation, Melbourne.

Hand hygiene auditor modules

Module Information
Hand hygiene annual auditor validation module  To maintain the validity and quality of data collected, all auditors are required to complete this module as a part of the annual validation process. Completion of this module alone does not qualify the learner to be a hand hygiene auditor; other additional auditor training requirements are in place.
Hand hygiene pre-workshop module  This course is a mandatory requirement for all participants enrolled in a hand hygiene auditor training workshop. It must be completed prior to attendance at an initial face to face workshop session.

For more information see the Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - hand hygiene and infection prevention and control online modules.

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