Hand hygiene is the fundamental and leading measure to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistance and to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Several strategies are recommended to increase compliance with hand hygiene practice; however, healthcare worker compliance with optimal practices remains low in most settings hand hygiene reduces the transmission of microorganisms (including those that are antibiotic-resistant), increases patient safety, and decreases healthcare-associated infection (hai). Effective, timely hand hygiene is a cornerstone of infection prevention and control.
Webinar Title: Proper Handwashing
Speaker: Miss Abena Otchere-Darko (BSC’ MGHIG’ CPMC’ MWAIMM’ PD. CIIA’ PD.CSM)
“I have taken inspiration from nature and feel one can achieve anything if one pursues it with diligence and perseverance and I have set my heart on attaining to do. This will equip me well in the art of assessing and cultivating human relationships, which is a necessity in any type of workplace and a discerning community as a whole, and having an opportunity to be part of this organization will be a value-added to my educational interests, involvement in a sorority and volunteer activities demonstrate attributes that make me a valuable employee in career practices. included in my list of talents leadership skills, reliability and work ethics in all roles and volunteer activities. Community involvement in volunteer programs such as community challenge and professional development programs in applied sciences and other resourced-based areas in education and early career practice, health, population surveys and census.”
• Recognize the importance of hand washing as a method of infection control.
• Use correct precautions to protect yourself and others. ie. at home and at work.
• Practice proper hand hygiene procedures: when hand washing and describe how to hand wash.
• Avoid exposures to bloodborne pathogens: the use of alcohol-based hand rub products and how to hand rub.
Date: Thursday, 4th of May 2023
Time: 3 pm Central Africa Time (CAT)
Duration: 1 hour
CPD Points: 1