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Hand hygiene compliance before and after wearing gloves among intensive care unit nurses in Iran

Shahrokhi, Akram (2016) Hand hygiene compliance before and after wearing gloves among intensive care unit nurses in Iran. American Journal of Infection Control ■■ (2016) ■■-■■.

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Abstract

Nosocomial infections are considered a major risk factor in hospital wards, and hand hygiene is the first step in their control. An observational study was conducted in 2015 with 200 nurses working in intensive care units in teaching hospitals of Tabriz, Iran. Data were collected by using the Hand Hygiene Observation Tool questionnaire. The researchers monitored nurses’ opportunities for hand hygiene during the 8-week period from February 3-April 4, 2015. A total of 1,067 opportunities occurred for hand hygiene before and after wearing gloves. The results show that hand hygiene compliance before wearing gloves is poor among nurses who work in intensive care units (14.8%). Therefore it is necessary to conduct effective interventions through continuing education programs to improve hand hygiene compliance. © 2016 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2016 08:45
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5611

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