Infection Control Essay

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Contents page Reflective essay................................................................................................................ Page 2 Reference list.................................................................................................................. Page 13 Infection Control- Hand washing Techniques Introduction Hand hygiene is considered to be the most important procedure in prevention of cross contamination and cross infection; With this said, I shall reflect on an experience and discuss basic hand washing techniques. A good hand wash is an important way in controlling the spread of infectious diseases in any environment. Hands are used in our everyday life and happens to be one of the sources where infections can spread. To control infection, proper hand washing technique will have to be put into place. Hand washing technique shows how difficult it is to implement a seemingly simple task and incorporate it into the nursing and everyday life. Reflection is learning through experiences; It is a process that starts with looking back on a situation, pondering, learning from it and using the new knowledge to help you in future similar situations. Reflection is an activity that requires one to develop a set of skills for problem solving. Therefore, it encourages us to become aware of our thoughts and feelings which relate to learning experience. I will use the reflective cycle Gibbs (1988) to help me on my reflection. Gibbs’ reflective cycle is precise and clear in allowing description, analysis and evaluation of the experience to help make sense of it. Reflecting is not enough, but to put into practice and understand the new experience that I have gained. Gibbs prompts to formulate an action plan which enables me to reflect and look at my experience and see what I will change

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