cod. 1010288

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - Second semester
Cesira Isabella Maria PASQUARELLA
Academic discipline
Igiene generale e applicata (MED/42)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The objective of the course is to provide knowledge about the importance of hand hygiene in the prevention of healthcare-related infections, and about how to perform hand hygiene by washing or using hydroalcoholic gel; to develop an autonomous learning methodology, an autonomy of judgements on the topics dealt with and specific communication skills in relations with specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.



Course unit content

This Didactive Activity is part of the "Creative Challenge on Hand Hygiene" promoted by the Italian Hospital Hygiene Study Group (GISIO) of the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI), supporting the WHO campaign "Clean care is safer care" launched in 2005. The subject is Hand Hygiene in healthcare setting for preventing healthcare associated infections.

Full programme

The importance of hand hygiene in healthcare setting.
The 5 moments of hand hygiene.
Hand hygiene technique with sopa and water.
Hand hygiene technique with alcohol-based formulation.


WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care. 2009.
Signorelli e coll. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo. 2021

Teaching methods

Participants will have to produce hand hygiene promotion materials (e.g., posters, playbills, videos, objects). It is possible to work individually or in groups. No limitations are placed on the characteristics of the products; the message is to be addressed to health care professionals or visitors in healthcare setting.

Assessment methods and criteria

The materials produced by the participants will be evaluated by a specific jury. The products will be presented on May 5th, World Hand Hygiene Day (or any other date that will be communicated), and the winner will be announced. The winner in the local competition, together with the winners of the other Universities that have joined the initiative, will participate in the national competition, whose winner will be awarded at the National Congress of the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI).

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