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Enhanced CPD Course

Hand Hygiene

  • Online Learning
  • Multi-choice quiz



CPD Topics covered

  • Disinfection and Decontamination

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach the learner:

  • The three methods of hand hygiene required of dental personnel, including clinical hand washing, and how they are to be performed.
  • How to set up a proper hand washing area, including which supplies to make available.
  • Knowledge as to when different types of hand hygiene and hand washing should be performed within the clinical and dental office setting.
  • Use of proper nail care to prevent cross-contamination between patients.

Anticipated Outcomes

Following the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify if proper nail care techniques are being followed, and make changes as appropriate.
  • Separate the different methods of hand hygiene and when each one should be used, respectively.
  • Recount the stages of performing proper hand washing.
  • Provide examples of bad practice in hand hygiene that may occur in the dental practice.
  • Identify if an appropriate hand washing station is being utilised.
Target Audience
  1. Orthodontic Therapist
  2. Receptionist
  3. Trainee
  4. DCP
  5. Dental Hygienist
  6. Dental Nurse
  7. Dentist
  8. Clinical Dental Technician
  9. Dental Technician
  10. Dental Therapist
  11. Practice Manager
High Level Learning Outcomes
  1. C – Maintenance in Field of Practice
Regulatory Standards
QCF Level
Level 3
  1. None

About the Instructor

Haleigh Pouliot

Verified Instructor


Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY

Graduated May 2013 with Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene


  • 2013 - Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene


Joanne Stanier

12th Jan 2020

Revision of an important task we do daily.

Denise Stott

17th Dec 2018

very helpful revision

Rebecca Phillips

1st Dec 2018

great course and a good reminder of what can become an auto pilot task

Teresa Bowers

21st Nov 2018

Concise and informative

Santiago Oliver Chamorro

5th Sep 2018

Useful to be remainded about the different tipes of hand hygiene and the timings

Fay Walters

18th Aug 2018

Very good, easy to understand and reinforced prior knowledge and practice. Thank you

Deborah Marten

8th Aug 2018

Very informative
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