What do the studies show regarding reducing spread of germs and cross contamination in a clinical and hand hygiene?.
Hand washing objectives Hand hygiene is stressed heavily as a standard care of practice at the very beginning of nursing school. As we are experiencing clinical for the first time we are highly aware of hand hygiene practices among our colleagues, both good and bad practices. Even though health care workers know that hand hygiene is important I have notice a lack of compliance in this clinical setting. I am curious to know if low compliance affects the spread of germs and cross contamination in a clinical setting: What is the problem, as you see it? Risk of spread of germs and cross continuation in a clinical setting due to hand hygiene compliance. Why is it important? It is important to ensure healing of the patient by reducing the spread of bacteria and cross contamination when coming in contact with patients in a busy clinical setting. It also keeps costs down. When does the problem may occur? The problem occurs during nurse/patient interactions that can include physical assessment, care giving, and implementation of nursing interventions. Who is affected? Patients receiving care in a clinical? What Background Information do you need to learn before you can formulate the clinical question? Statistical analysis of spread of bacteria in a clinical setting. Hand hygiene adherence rates, qualitative studies on hand hygiene adherence and risk factors for low compliance. P Patient or Problem Risk of cross contamination in a clinical setting I Intervention Hand hygiene C Comparison Actual compliance to hand hygiene versus optimal compliance standard precautions ? O Outcome What do the studies show regarding reducing spread of germs and cross contamination in a clinical and hand hygiene? There is evidence that hand hygiene methods work but compliance must occur. What the learners the should learn to achieve after the teaching-learning session. Contents: The information that must be provided so that the learner can meet the objective/s. OVERVIEW: INCIDENT: Learner Education: The activities that the learner engages in to enable them to get the content to meet the behavioral objective/s. Example: 1.?Lecture/ Power Point Presentation 2.?Discussion 3.?Question/Answer Session 4.?Printed Materials