IMPROVING HAND HYGIENE IN THE CLINICAL SETTING A BEST PRACTICE APPROACH

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Title:
IMPROVING HAND HYGIENE IN THE CLINICAL SETTING A BEST PRACTICE APPROACH
Author:
MACIEL, CRYSTAL LYNN
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this paper is to use evidence based recommendations to develop a best practice protocol in an effort to improve hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers (HCWs) in the clinical setting. Infections that are acquired while receiving healthcare are the most common adverse healthcare related event, with 1.7 million people affected yearly in the United States. Hand hygiene is believed to be the most effective preventative measure against healthcare acquired infections, yet adherence rates among HCWs are estimated to be well below 50%. A literature review was conducted to examine which interventions have been evaluated and indicated the greatest association with improvement in hand hygiene compliance rates. The proposed best-practice protocol is based on these evidence-based interventions and includes suggestions from implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. It is believed that the implementation of this protocol will increase hand hygiene compliance rates and subsequently reduce healthcare associated infections.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.N.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kiser, Lisa

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleIMPROVING HAND HYGIENE IN THE CLINICAL SETTING A BEST PRACTICE APPROACHen_US
dc.creatorMACIEL, CRYSTAL LYNNen
dc.contributor.authorMACIEL, CRYSTAL LYNNen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to use evidence based recommendations to develop a best practice protocol in an effort to improve hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers (HCWs) in the clinical setting. Infections that are acquired while receiving healthcare are the most common adverse healthcare related event, with 1.7 million people affected yearly in the United States. Hand hygiene is believed to be the most effective preventative measure against healthcare acquired infections, yet adherence rates among HCWs are estimated to be well below 50%. A literature review was conducted to examine which interventions have been evaluated and indicated the greatest association with improvement in hand hygiene compliance rates. The proposed best-practice protocol is based on these evidence-based interventions and includes suggestions from implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. It is believed that the implementation of this protocol will increase hand hygiene compliance rates and subsequently reduce healthcare associated infections.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.N.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorKiser, Lisaen
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