Hand hygiene

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SIPCEP foundation layer topic: Hand hygiene.

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The eLearning modules available are:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Hand hygiene : assessment

➤ Please note the new animation "Think Sink, Think Splash, Think Safety!" at the bottom of this page.

Please note that the term ‘alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR)’ has now been updated to ‘hand rub’ in the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM). A hand rub (alcohol or non-alcohol based) can be used if it meets the required standards. Please see further information in the hand hygiene products literature review

All educational resources on the IPC Zone will be updated in due course. 

This change does not have any implications for hand hygiene practice. 

eLearning modules
Learning resources

In this section you will find supporting documentation and videos related to the above eLearning.

Liquid soap and warm water

Duration: 01:04

Alcohol based hand rub (ABHR)

Duration: 00:42

What's stopping you?

Watch this animation to find out what is stopping people doing hand hygiene.

Duration: 03:52

Related resources

Think Sink, Think Splash, Think Safety!

Below is an educational animation for all staff which focuses on clinical wash hand basins (CWHBs), their intended purpose, the unintended consequences of misuse and water and drainage associated infection risks.

For further information, please visit Healthcare Built Environment Educational Resources