Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

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Mary Martins



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Intended Audience

Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

Course Description

This course will take an in-depth look at the evidence-based information related to hand hygiene. It will compare various hand hygiene methods, describe how to select the right glove, and discuss strategies to improve hand hygiene practices.


Upon completion of this course, the dental professional will be able to:

  • Discuss the criteria for transmission of healthcare associated pathogens in reference to hand hygiene
  • Identify when handwashing must be performed, and which method should be used in various scenarios
  • Describe the different hand hygiene methods and how they work
  • Describe how to effectively wash hands, handrub and perform surgical hand antisepsis
  • Describe the importance of using gloves in a healthcare setting
  • Recognize the benefits and differences between glove materials
  • Select a properly fitted glove
  • Don and doff gloves safely

Speaker Profile

Mary Martins

Mary graduated graduated from the University of Toronto with a human physiology specialist degree before graduating from George Brown college as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2000. With over 20 years of clinical experience, she is leveraging her expertise to provide sales service to the dental industry, as an Account Executive with Larr Sales Inc.  Mary takes pride in her extensive knowledge and practice in exceeding the standards in infection control and has been invited by Medicom to share her expertise.   

Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure of Speaker

This educational program is made possible through the continued financial support of AMD Medicom Inc (“Medicom”). The speaker is either an independent consultant or an employee of Medicom. The speaker may have received compensation, funding (if it is an organization of education) or other benefits from Medicom for the time involved in preparing and delivering this course. Prior to each CE presentation, speakers are made aware of the importance of delivering their presentations without commercial bias, and where appropriate, to mention a variety of different therapeutic or product choices that may be relevant to the subject matter of the lecture, for the scientific and educational benefit of the participant.

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