A novel educational programme to improve knowledge regarding health care-associated infection and hand hygiene

Maureen Fitzpatrick, Ruth Everett-Thomas, Igal Nevo, Ilya Shekhter, Lisa F. Rosen, Stephen R. Scheinman, Kristopher Arheart, David Birnbach

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Abstract

Lack of hand hygiene by health-care workers is the most significant cause of health care-associated infection. This programme was designed to make health-care workers want to wash their hands, to change their knowledge regarding hand hygiene and health care-associated infection, and influence practice. Improvement between pre- and post-test scores was statistically significant. Compliance is a multifactorial problem that involves knowledge and behaviour. Educational awareness and frequent reminders are critical to maintain high rates of hand hygiene compliance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-274
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Hand washing
  • In service training
  • Infections
  • Nurses
  • Protective gloves

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  • Nursing(all)

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A novel educational programme to improve knowledge regarding health care-associated infection and hand hygiene. / Fitzpatrick, Maureen; Everett-Thomas, Ruth; Nevo, Igal; Shekhter, Ilya; Rosen, Lisa F.; Scheinman, Stephen R.; Arheart, Kristopher; Birnbach, David.

In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, Vol. 17, No. 3, 01.06.2011, p. 269-274.

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Fitzpatrick, Maureen ; Everett-Thomas, Ruth ; Nevo, Igal ; Shekhter, Ilya ; Rosen, Lisa F. ; Scheinman, Stephen R. ; Arheart, Kristopher ; Birnbach, David. / A novel educational programme to improve knowledge regarding health care-associated infection and hand hygiene. In: International Journal of Nursing Practice. 2011 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 269-274.
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