Hand hygiene practices of home visiting community nurses: Perceptions, Compliance, Techniques, and Contextual Factors of Practice Using the World Health Organization's “Five Moments for Hand Hygiene”

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Title Hand hygiene practices of home visiting community nurses: Perceptions, Compliance, Techniques, and Contextual Factors of Practice Using the World Health Organization's “Five Moments for Hand Hygiene”
Author Felemban, Ohood Othman; St John, Winsome; Shaban, Ramon Zenel
Journal Name Home Healthcare Nurse
Editor Tina M. Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc
Abstract In this observational study, the perceptions, compliance, techniques, and contextual issues of hand hygiene practices among community clinicians (nurses) during 103 hand hygiene opportunities (based on the World Health Organization “Five Moments for Hand Hygiene”) in 40 patient care episodes were examined. Compliance with standard hand hygiene practices was generally poor, with many contextual influences making compliance difficult. Clinician preferences and convenience are important considerations in hand hygiene compliance. Improving home-visiting community clinicians' hand hygiene practices requires addressing contextual issues related to the availability of hand hygiene equipment, such as alcohol-based hand rubs, as well as hand hygiene in-service education to update knowledge on hand hygiene for everyday practice in community settings.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0b013e318246d5f4
Volume 30
Issue Number 3
Page from 152
Page to 160
ISSN 0884-741X
Date Accessioned 2012-05-19; 2012-08-08T23:42:31Z
Research Centre Griffith Health Institute; Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative); Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/46107
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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