Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[The importance of the hand hygiene compliance development in the light of prevention of nosocomial infections]

SAJTI Anikó, CSERNUS Mariann

JUNE 30, 2018

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2018;31(03)

[Good hand hygiene is the most effective means of preventing healthcare-associated infections, as contaminated hands are the greatest risk of spreading infections. It is critical that the infection control professionals emphasise the importance of good hand hygiene practices and help the health care professionals on the five steps of hand hygiene. The author presents in the case study that the numbers of positive urinary microbiological samples were decreased with systematic hand hygiene examination with direct methods and continuous feedback of experiences among the staff of the intensive care unit. For further development four sensory, alcoholic hand scrubbers with spraying automats were fitted by the management of the unit. Data obtained directly from observation further analysis is our goal a comprehensive study for the profession, which can serve as a positive example later to launch compliance development programs in other hospitals. ]

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