Ebt Task 1

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Stephanie Nunes Western Governor’s University EBT 1 - Task 1 A. Article | Kowitt, B., Jefferson, J., & Mermel, L. (2013). Factors Associated with Hand Hygiene Compliance at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Vol. 34, No. 11 p. 1146-1152. | Background Information | This study reports, in 2004 hospital infections accounted for 99,000 deaths, affecting 1.7 million patients. The authors also present the argument hand hygiene practices among healthcare workers average 5% to 89 % compliance rate. 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. It is important to note that beginning in 2005 most facilities started adopting alcohol based hand rubs as the new standard in hand hygiene (Traore, Hugonnet, Lubbe, Griffiths & Pittet, 2007). The authors state that many factors have lead to poor compliance and most other studies have compared compliance rates of physician versus nurses, intensive care units versus surgical care units and overcrowding versus understaffing to determine the causative factice of hand hygiene non-compliance.. | Methodology | The authors of this study used a quantitative descriptive study design, as they observed hand hygiene practices from the period of July 2008-December 2012. Houser (2007)
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