Factors Associated with Hand Hygiene Compliance at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 34(11), 1146. doi:10.1086/673465 | Background Information | The stated purpose of the article was to identify factors associated with hand hygiene conformity. As stated by Kowitt (2013) hand hygiene is considered the most important measure in preventing hospital-acquired infections which in 2004 related to about 99,000 deaths, affecting 1.7 million patients with a cost of $6.5 billion to the healthcare system. In the abstract, it is stated that these factors were tracked over four years and involved over 161,526 observations of hand hygiene compliance. This initiative was to see if factors are reliable in increasing compliance rates among all categories of hospital workers.
Several interventions have been implemented by hospitals to improve hand hygiene compliance. The authors state these interventions usually fall into categories of increased access, to alcohol rub dispensers, education and direct feedback. The authors clearly identified that the purpose of their study was to identify the factors associated with hand hygiene compliance in their facility during a five year intervention. | Review of Literature | The authors reviewed several causative factors which correlated with poor hygiene compliance. They reviewed material from several articles dating from 1999 to 2007.
| Evidence-Based Practice & Applied Nursing Research Performance Task: 1 | Article | Rarey, K., Shanks, R., Romanowski, E., Mah, F., & Kowalski, R. (2012). Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Endophthalmitis are Hospital-Acquired Based on Panton- Valentine Leukocidin and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing. Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 28 (1), 12-17. Retrieved from http://ehis.ebscohost.com | Background or Introduction | The researchers addressed the introduction by detailing the most frequent cause of bacterial endophthalmitis after penetrating trauma to the eye, or after ocular surgery, which is Staphylococcus aureus. It was noted that Staphylococcus aureus can be divided into 2 groups
Why isn't the test for rebound tenderness consistently recommended with the pediatric patient? Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery. (1999). Vital signs: Best Practice, 3(3), 1-6. Retrieved May 30, 2005 from http://www.
COMMENTARY 11 Hospital Bed Safety Workgroup. Clinical guidance for the assessment and implementation of bed rails in hospitals, long term care facilities, and home care settings. April, 2003: http://www.ahca.org/quality/ bedrails0304.pdf (accessed Nov 17, 2003). 12 Hoffman S, Powell-Cope G, Rathvon L, et al. BedSAFE: Bed safety alternatives for frail elders.
Preoperative Shaving EBT1 Task 1 Skye Sauls Western Governors University Critique of a Nursing Research Article A1. Article Adisa, A., Lawal, O., & Adejuyigbe, O. (2011). Evaluation of two methods of preoperative hair removal and their relationship to postoperative wound infection. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 5(10), 717-722.
Nassau Community College Nursing Department Nursing 105 OPERATING ROOM AND POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT WORKSHEET Name: Eileen Zakrzewski Date: 11/5/12 Section: NUR105 A5 Instructor: Prof. Kennedy 1. Identify five types of stressors/contributing factors and three examples of each type that patients experience during the PERIOPERATIVE period: A. Physiological - Obesity (takes longer to heal), Diabetes (delayed wound healing), Liver disease (decreased medication metabolism) B. Microbiological – Surgical wound (open portal of entry), Infection
Dynamics, 17(1), 8-11. This article addresses the strategies used by ICU nurses to reduce the incidence of VAP. It outlines how VAP is started, from the aspiration of secretions from the esophagus/pharynx to the lungs. Oral health and diligent care from the nurses is demonstrated as one of the important things to prevent the patient from developing an infection. Evidenced based care is stressed an the development of protocols and care standards in the ICU is encouraged.
1 Literature Search: Wrong Site Surgery Yashate Manning Maria Quimba Grand Canyon University: NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research October 28, 2012 2 Joint Commission revises universal protocol, clarifies who marks site. (2008). Same-Day Surgery, 32(8), 81.http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2009992507&site=ehost-live&scope=site Abstract: Joint Commission has revised the “Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Person Surgery.” Surgeons don’t have to be the ones who mark the site; however, the site must be marked by someone who is participating in the procedure. The marking must
Adult Branch 4 Promoting Integrated Care This essay will discuss and critically analyze a nursing intervention used in practice placement. Discussion will include the knowledge underpinning practice and the evidence base for the clinical intervention. It will examine what the evidence base states should happen and what actually happened in practice. The clinical intervention chosen to reflect on within this essay is care of a patient requiring feeding via a nasogastric (NG) tube due to dysphagia. This is a condition in which the action of swallowing is difficult to perform (Royal Marsden, 2008).