Hand Hygiene in Practice

Hand hygiene in a dental practice is one of the most important parts of the infection control process in reducing the risk of transmitting microorganisms from provider to patient. 


Good hand washing is a simple yet effective way to prevent the spread of germs between patients and dental professionals. The whole team within a dental practice is responsible for the prevention of spreading germ. It is essential for all team members to receive full hand hygiene training and be aware of how to effectively perform the correct hand hygiene methods and how to comply with legislation.


Course Description

This CPD course worth 1 hour of verifiable CPD's takes an in depth look at essential techniques when dealing with hand hygiene within the dental setting. This essential course will equip learners with the vital knowledge required to deal effectively with the correct methods and what guidelines to follow when performing hand hygiene, it will ensure that the correct procedures are followed in line with dental staff working to HTM 01-05 guidelines. This course will provide 1 hour verifiable CPD.


Relevant for:

    Practice Manager, Practice Support Manager, Receptionist, Lead Receptionist, Trainee Receptionist, Treatment Co-ordinator, Dental Nurse, Infection Control Lead, Decontamination Lead, Trainee Dental Nurse, Dentist, Hygienist, Practice Principal, Practice Owner, Therapist

Course Info

  • Course topics will include:

      - Why hand hygiene is important

      - How to prevent cross infection through hand hygiene

      - Comprehensive step by step guidance of effective clinical hand hygiene washing

      - How to perform an effective clinical hand hygiene rub

      - How to comply with HTM 01-05 guidelines

      - Use of proper nail care to prevent cross contamination between patients

      - How to set up a proper hand washing area

      - What documents are required to ensure patient and staff safety    

  • The course can be completed in 1 hour. Verifiable CPD of 1 Hour will be issued upon successful completion.

  • You can start as soon as your enrolment is processed and you receive your course pack (typically the same day).

  • This is a distance-based course, learners will be provided with a digital copy of learning and assessment materials which will be emailed to you once enrolled. Of course, all our support services are provided as needed.

How It Works

  • 1.
    Simply enrol onto the course by clicking the Buy it Now button at the top of the page.

  • 2.
    Once enrolled we will send you a confirmation email which will contain when you can expect to receive your downloadable Course Pack email (typically the same day).

  • 3.
    Once you receive the Course Pack email simply click the download button as directed in the email to download your digital course pack.

  • 4.
    Once you have gained a thorough understanding of the course content simply send us an email and we will email you an online assessment.

  • 5.
    Once you have completed the online assessment we will email you your Certificate of Completion with your 1 hour verifiable CPD for your records.

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