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Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis - CHES568
Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis

CHES568 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Nancymarie Phillips, PhD, RN, RNFA, CNOR(E)
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The goal of this skin hygiene continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the relationship between skin and the transference of pathogenic microorganisms. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the pros and cons of using gloves as personal protective equipment during patient care
  • Describe three natural features of skin that can support or hinder the transference and growth of microorganisms on the caregiver and patient
  • Explain how hand hygiene and skin antisepsis work in combination to prevent infection

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, laboratory professionals, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit. 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 6/23/2018

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OnCourse Learning is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

For Florida professionals:

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