SHC Hand Hygiene - Online

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:00 AM   Online, San Diego, CA


This online module discusses the importance of hand hygiene in decreasing the risk of healthcare-associated infections. It describes the indications for hand hygiene and reviews hand hygiene technique.The expected results of this CME activity is to be compliant with hand hygiene recommendations and consequently to decrease transmission of potentially pathogenic microorganisms and the incidence of healthcare-associated infections.

PLEASE NOTE:  To receive credit for completing this module you must complete a brief post activity evaluation.  If you have completed and passed the test, but have not done this your CME will not be reflected on your transcript.


Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) cause significant morbidity and mortality in patients who acquire HAIs. 

This CME activity reviews evidence-based strategies to decrease the risk of HAIs by adhering to hand hygiene guidelines and fulfills, in part, the legislative mandate of Senate Bill 158, 2008 that requires that all physicians "shall be trained in methods to prevent transmission of HAI...".

Thus, at the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

  • Discuss the importance of hand hygiene in decreasing the risk of health care-associated infections.
  • List the Five Key Moments when to use hand hygiene.
  • Demonstrate proper hand hygiene technique.
  • Describe Sharp HealthCare’s “It’s Okay to Ask” initiative  to educate patients about their role in helping to ensure that health care providers practice hand hygiene.
  • Review the benefits of using The Joint Commission “Targeted Solutions Tool” (TST) method for improving hand hygiene.


You must have a Online CME Portal account to access the test for this module.  Please be sure to login or create an account before getting started.

After successful course completion, CME Transcripts and Certificate of Completions will be accessible under "Transcript" and "Evaluations & Certificates" in the top left menu.


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1.00 Credit(s)™.