Infection Control/Hand Hygiene/Standard Precaution
Recorded On: 02/13/2020
Standard precautions should be used by healthcare personnel caring for residents REGARDLESS of the resident’s diagnosis and whether or not the resident is known to have a communicable infection. Hand hygiene is the first line of defense for the spread of infection. Good hand hygiene should be practiced at all times by all staff no matter who the resident being cared for is. Hands should be washed before and after contact with residents and/or handling items or surfaces in resident care areas. This 30 minute program was developed to assist you in identifying best practices for infection control and hand hygiene to protect you and your residents.