Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Hand Disinfection: the simplest method for preventing Nosocomial Infections]

SZEGEDI Bojtorné Ágnes1

OCTOBER 30, 2017

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2017;30(05)

[It’s quintessential that health workers have primary role in the development of the healthcare associated infections. Personal hygiene always had a different role. In Hungary hand disinfection became important thanks to Ignac Semmelweis. The nurse-training became a national matter so the related education became unified. The National Public Health and Medical Officer Service’s Methodological Letter describes the detailed regulation of hand disinfection. The compliance is mandatory to every health worker. It’s strictly regulates how the health workers has to disinfect their hand and regulates which tool has to be used for hand disinfection and how they should take care of their hand. Researches were trying to disclose the reason of the neglection of hand disinfection. The literature says tackling the issue is a long proccess. Thus everyone has a role in the change, but the health workers has the biggest and most important role in it.]

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