Infection Control Skills

Course Description

Infection control skills.mp4Introduction of the course

This course on Hand washing will enable nurses to understand the importance of hand washing in health care settings to prevent infection.

The objective of this course is to:

  • Understand the concepts related to hand washing
  • Explain the types of hand washing
  • Demonstrate the procedure of hand washing
  • Distinguish between the myths and facts of hand washing

Instructor: Ms. Gurneet Kaur Khera, Senior Manager – Nursing Education, Bodhi Health Education              Facility: Park Hospital, Gurgaon


    Pre Quiz
    Social hand washing (Demonstration)
    1. This video demonstrates the procedure of maintaining hand hygiene using soap and water.

      The aim of social (routine) hand washing with soap and warm water is to remove dirt and organic material, dead skin and most transient organisms. On visibly clean hands it can be undertaken using an alcohol hand rub, and this will remove transient organisms.

    Antiseptic hand washing (Demonstration)
    1. This video demonstrate the procedure of maintaining hand hygiene using water less alcohol based hand rub.

      Antiseptic hand disinfection with an antiseptic hand wash agent i.e. Hydrex is generally carried out for aseptic procedures on the ward and for areas of Isolation. Hygienic hand disinfection will remove and kill most transient micro- organisms- indications for use.

    Surgical hand washing (Demonstration)
    1. This video demonstrates the method of performing surgical hand washing by a health care provider before performing a surgical procedure.

      Surgical hand washing requires the removal and killing of transient micro-organisms and substantial reduction and suppuration of the resident flora of the surgical team for the duration of the operation, in case a surgical glove is punctured/torn.

    Sterile gloving
    1. Sterile gloving: Performing a surgical hand scrub, applying sterile gloves, and preparing a sterile field are ways to prevent and minimize infection during surgeries or invasive procedures.

      This part of the video on sterile gloving and gowning deals with the skill for donning sterile gloves using open, closed technique and with the help of scrubbed person.

    Sterile gowning
    1. Sterile gowning: The process of scrubbing, gowning and gloving is one that all members of the surgical team must complete before each operation.

      This part of the video on sterile gloving and gowning deals with the procedure of wearing a surgical gown using three different techniques.

    Personal Protective Equipment
    1. Personal protective equipment – known as 'PPE' – is used to protect health care workers while performing specific tasks that might involve them coming into contact with blood or body fluids that may contain some infectious agents (germs).

       The module deals with the following topics:

      • Introduction to PPEs
      • Sequence of using PPEs
      • Demonstration on donning and removal of PPEs

    Post Quiz