Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic, Med-Challenger Medical Education Introduces New Hand Hygiene Compliance CME Course

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Med-Challenger Hand Hygiene Compliance CME Course for Healthcare Workers for Hand Washing Training

Med-Challenger Introduces New Hand Hygiene Compliance CME Course Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hand Hygiene Course Promotes Critical Compliance with W.H.O. “My 5 Moments” Hand Hygiene Guidelines

Challenger Corporation, commonly known as Med-Challenger - one of the country’s most prominent online medical education companies, has announced the launch of a new hand hygiene continuing medical education (CME) course – “Maximizing Hand Hygiene Effectiveness.”  The hand hygiene CME course is being launched a time when hand hygiene compliance in healthcare delivery settings is more critical than ever.

This new hand hygiene CME course is being launched at a time when the importance of proper hand hygiene and solutions to help support the latest World Health Organization guidelines and protocols has never been higher.

Hand Hygiene Compliance Training and Hand Hygiene CME Online

The hand hygiene compliance course introduces physicians, nurses and allied health personnel to state-of-the-art techniques to maximize institutional hand sanitation compliance.  Specifically, course  objectives seek to: 

  • Define the logic of a systematic approach to hand hygiene
  • Outline the reasons for change in the current approach to hand hygiene 
  • Describe the WHO "My 5 Moments Approach” to more effective hand hygiene
  • Define the factors that facilitate successful transition to this methodology

Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants can receive continuing medical education credit by completing the course. The course is strongly recommended for all personnel working in hospitals and other health care delivery settings, especially those on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. 

The primary focus of this educational initiative is to contrast the traditional foam in/foam out, room-centric approach to hand hygiene with the evidence-based, patient-centric World Health Organization (WHO) 5 Moments approach.

Hand Hygiene CME course  from Med-Challenger and Hangenix

David Beard, CEO of Challenger Corporation, states, "This venture has been developed urgently to help healthcare institutions easily provide up-to-date, high-quality hand hygiene training to a diverse healthcare provider force across multiple locations, including new make-shift care units addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic.  The course is accessible on any device and gives healthcare organizations an effective way to provide quality training content online as well as monitor uptake compliance across their provider staff and support personnel centrally."

Written by Practicing Providers and Infectious Disease Experts

The authors are Eleanor Savariau, MBA, BHSA, RN, Hollywood, FL and Francis Blais, DO, MACOI, Clinical Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Columbus, OH. 

Earn Hand Hygiene CME Credit

The online course activity is approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ and 1.0 ANCC contact hour CNE credit.  Accreditation information below.

The course is available through Challenger Corporation via their Med-Challenger online medical education store and learning portal.

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Hand Hygiene CME Course Accreditation Information
Target Audience 

This activity is intended for physicians, registered nurses and other healthcare providers.


Eleanor Savariau, MBA, BHSA, RN. President, Savi Solutions, LLC, Clinical Advisor, HanGenix Solutions

Francis Blais, DO, MACOI, Clinical Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical Director, HanGenix Solutions

Educational Objectives

At the end of this module, the learner should be able to:

  • List three of the consequences of healthcare-associated infections
  • List the four most common anatomic sites of healthcare-associated infections
  • Compare and contrast the foam in/foam out approach to hand hygiene with the World Health Organization (WHO) five moments approach
  • Describe each of the WHO five moments of hand hygiene
  • Define the different duration of hand hygiene with soap and water versus alcohol-based hand hygiene solution
Joint Accreditation Statement 

Hand Hygiene CME course is accredited for physician CME and nurse ANCC contact hours.In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Challenger Corporation.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education 

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Challenger Corporation.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from HanGenix Solutions.

Med-Challenger / HanGenix online medical education provides online hand hygiene compliance CME course for physicians, nurses, and physician assistants worldwide.
About Challenger Corporation

Memphis-based Challenger Corporation has been a national leader in online medical education for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants since 1991. The company produces peer-reviewed content for use in exam preparation, remediation and both supplemental and asynchronous online learning. Over 80,000 individual practitioners and 450 training universities and training programs employ Challenger curricula. The proprietary Challenger tracking and assessment platform is an integrated component of their evidence-based training methods.

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