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Hand Hygiene Training Resources (Community)

Training materials have been developed to support healthcare worker’s competency in delivering safe care with mandatory hand hygiene education.

These include:

  • ‘My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene’ approach
  • Correct techniques to be applied to hand rubbing and handwashing.

The Hand Hygiene How to Guide and Train the Trainer programme are intended for Infection Prevention and Control Nurses (IPCNs). These are to support their work in the community and primary care settings.

Train the Trainer Programme

The Train the Trainer programme provides education, guidance and tools to enable other healthcare workers to deliver hand hygiene training in their service. Community Service training tools are listed below, please click here for the Acute Hospital training tools. 

Hand Hygiene Train the Trainer presentation

Presentation of the educational materials necessary for IPCNs in community and primary care settings to provide the Hand Hygiene Train the Trainer Programme. This is in addition to other practical content and materials as outlined in the Hand Hygiene How to Guide

Hand Hygiene Training presentation

Presentation to support healthcare workers who have completed the Hand Hygiene Train the Trainer Programme. Supports the delivery of education to staff in their service in addition to the practical teaching and evaluation of hand hygiene technique.

Hand Hygiene How to Guide

Supporting materials including an index of the key steps and supports necessary for IPCNs to deliver Hand Hygiene Train the Trainer Programme supported by the governance structures in community and primary care settings.

In each Community Health Organisation (CHO) it is necessary that a senior manager is nominated to support the National HCAI AMR Team and the local IPCNs in accessing the facilities and services and the provision of protected time.

For further information and support from the HCAI AMR National Team in introducing this programme in your area please contact mary.mckenna@hse.ie

Monitoring and evaluation of hand hygiene training

IPCNs who deliver training to trainers and hand hygiene trainers who deliver education in their service must provide feedback to the CHO. You can do this monthly with this brief evaluation tool which takes just 90 seconds to complete.

Resources

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