WHO Launches 'Hand Hygiene' Online Course For Free

The world is grappling with an invisible enemy, Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19), which has claimed over 1.7 lakh lives and infected more than 2.5 million. Since the Coronavirus pandemic is giving the full play, most affected countries have opted for the lockdown to contain the virus. The viral infection is creating a panic situation. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued guidelines on hand hygiene to address Coronavirus infections. It has rolled out the 'Standard Precautions: Hand Hygiene' course through its online web-based platform - OpenWHO. Students are advised to check the details of 'Standard Precautions: Hand Hygiene' course during this pandemic period.

WHO Hand Hygiene Online Course


Standard Precautions: Hand Hygiene - Course Details

Course Standard Precautions: Hand Hygiene
Platform OpenWHO
Language COVID-19
Course fee Free
Duration 1 hour
Certificate Yes
Website https://openwho.org/courses/IPC-HH-en

The hands of health care workers (HCWs) can transmit infection-causing microorganisms from one to another if they do not clean their hands at the right moments. The cleaning of hands is an important health care activity which reduces the transmission of microorganisms. It also increases patient safety and decreases health care-associated infection (HAI).

Standard Precautions: Hand Hygiene - What You'll Learn?

Candidates who participate in this course will be able to describe hand hygiene as a critical component of infection prevention and control. One will learn glove use and hand hygiene during patient care activities. The course will provide the correct way to wash hands with soap and water besides alcohol-based handrub (ABHR) recommended by WHO. The course will discuss key issues related to hand hygiene in a health care facility.

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