The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a softwashes course for healthcare professionals who want to teach students how to create a killer iPad.
The softwash course, which has been created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focuses on the science and engineering of softwashing, which involves washing hands before and after touching the iPad.
A team of health professionals from the CDC’s Division of Health Services Technology, Engineering and Systems Engineering is developing the course.
The department said the course focuses on how to use the iPad to reduce the risk of infections, protect devices and prevent infections, as well as how to apply these skills to real-world situations.
“While we can’t predict how the softwishes will be used in a given classroom setting, we know it will be helpful to students to know how to make sure the iPad they’re using is safe for them and the people they care about,” the Department of Public Health and Tropical Diseases said in a statement.
The CDC softwaves were created in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.K.-based Health & Safety Education and Training Agency (HSETA).
The course has been open to public since August, but its enrollment has been limited, with the government not allowing it to open to students in any of the major U.H.S., Puerto Rico and U.A.E. countries.