Acute Services Hand Hygiene Train the Trainer Programme

The Acute Services division has endorsed the roll out of the HSE Hand Hygiene Train the Trainer programme (RESIST) across all acute service hospital groups.  Training materials have been developed to support healthcare worker’s to deliver mandatory hand hygiene education.  The RESIST programme also includes access to a communications package which includes patient information leaflets, posters, banners and other materials.


The Hand Hygiene How to Guide and Train the Trainer programme are intended for Infection Prevention and Control Nurses (IPCNs) to train trainers across all disciplines and staff groups in acute hospitals. These are to support their work in the every service and acute hospital location.  There are similar training materials available for community and primary care settings.


The Train the Trainer programme provides education, guidance and tools to enable other healthcare workers to deliver hand hygiene training in their service.


For further information and support from the HCAI AMR National Team in introducing this programme in your area please contact