Theconcept taught in this lesson is the importance of hand hygiene andwhen it is required and how to do it right. Target audience is thevisiting patients in the queue and/ or in the reception awaitingtheir turn to see a doctor. The activity will take 15 minutes andrepeated after every two hours throughout the day to educatedifferent groups at different intervals.
Atthe end of the lesson, the audience will learn:
How to choose and use soap
The importance of hand hygiene and the health dangers it can bring
When hand hygiene is obligatory
How to do it right
Soap/ hand wash
A sink (for running water)
A reference article with statistics
Introduce the term hygiene to the audience
Highlight the diseases that can result from improper hand hygiene
Show students how to wet their hands and apply soap
Explain in details how to rub palms and spread the soap systematically
Show how to use rotational rubbing
Demonstrate how to rinse and dry both hands (Joint Commission Resources, 2014).
Ask three (or more) volunteers to demonstrate what they have learned
The audience to highlight and correct any skipped step by the volunteers (Joint Commission Resources, 2014).
Tocheck for understanding, the instructor should ask the audience viewkeenly how the volunteers demonstrate their acquired skills (JointCommission Resources, 2014).
JointCommission Resources, Inc. (2014). Handhygiene: Toolkit for implementing the national patient safety goal.Oakbrook Terrace, Ill: Joint Commission Resources.