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Hand Hygiene Basics

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Please note: the BC Cancer agency has a Hand Hygiene for Volunteers education module on the LearningHub that you may find useful if your facility has volunteers.

Please note: as of May 2017, this module has been rolled into each of these courses: Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Direct Clinical Care Providers and Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Healthcare Providers Not Involved in Direct Clinical Care. We are leaving this module posted for anyone who would like to do a quick hand hygiene knowledge/practice refresher; but please make sure you have completed whichever of the Infection Prevention and Control Practices modules is required for your job.

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This online training module, created by the Provincial Hand Hygiene Working Group, is a good resource for those who need to learn about hand hygiene but do not need all the content that is presented in the Infection Control Basics module. The hand hygiene module is hosted on the PHSA Learning Hub, where you can track your courses and print a certificate after completion. Anyone (from any health authority, or from any non-affiliated site) can create an account on the Learning Hub; all you need to provide is your name and an email address. You can find instructions on how to create an account here. Note: you will need Adobe Flash to play the videos in the module.

Please note: for any issues with your LearningHub account, including creating/updating your account, completing the modules, and/or printing your certificate, please contact, not PICNet. Thanks!

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