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Skin Antisepsis

Healthcare associated infection (HCAI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality and increases the length of stay for hospitalised patients. Invasive procedures are known to increase the risk of developing a HCAI research shows that meticulous attention to skin antisepsis and the use of care bundles can significantly reduce the incidence of HCAI.

This course provides the evidence-base for skin antisepsis which when applied in clinical practice can help to reduce the incidence of HCAI.
  • CPD learning time: 2hrs.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the role of the skin in the development of HCAI.
  • Understand the rationale for using 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol for skin antisepsis.
  • Describe the correct technique for pre-procedure skin antisepsis.
  • Awareness of the ongoing care of vascular access devices.
  • Understand how cross infection contributes to HCAI and summarise how the risks of cross infection can be reduced.

To purchase this course

This course costs £20. Click on Add to basket to purchase.

On-site training available

We can deliver can deliver bespoke on-site training for nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare professionals. Courses can be delivered at your place of work and the content tailored to your local requirements.

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