Healthcare workers' and parents' perceptions of measures for improving adherence to hand-hygiene
- Using the theory of planned behavior to identify predictors of handwashing among Iranian healthcare workers. Askarian, M.; Maharlouei, N.; Yousefi, F.; Mclaws, M.-L. // BMC Proceedings;Jan2011 Supplement 6, Vol. 5, pP108
An abstract of the article "Using the theory of planned behavior to identify predictors of handwashing among Iranian healthcare workers," by M. Askarian, N. Maharlouei and F. Yousefi, is presented.
- Effects of Knowledge and Internal Locus of Control in Groups of Health Care Workers Judging Likelihood of Pathogen Transfer. McLaughlin, Anne Collins; Walsh, Fran; Bryant, Michelle // Human Factors;Aug2013, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p803
Objective: A study was conducted to measure the effects of attitudes and beliefs on the risk judgments of health care workers. Background: Lack of hand hygiene compliance is a worldwide issue in health care, contributing to infections, fatalities, and increased health care costs. Human factors...
- Video auditing with feedback improved hand hygiene compliance among HCWs. Armellino, D. // Infectious Disease News;Mar2012, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p24
The article reports on a study which monitored hand hygiene performance among health care workers (HCW) and found that compliance significantly improved among health care workers in a hospital setting in which remote video auditing combined with real-time performance feedback was used.
- Electronic hand hygiene practices promising for HCWs. DeNyse, Ashley; Zacharyczuk, Colleen // Infectious Disease News;Nov2011, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p16
The article deals with a study which revealed the potential of electronic monitoring systems for measuring health care worker (HCW) hand hygiene compliance rates.
- Barriers may exist for patient participation in hand hygiene programs. Foster, Melissa; Volansky, Rob // Infectious Diseases in Children;Oct2010, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p20
The article presents a study on the effect of patient participation programs on hand hygiene compliance rates among health care workers.
- Hand hygiene needs a hand up. Cantrell, Susan // Healthcare Purchasing News;Nov2007, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p30
The article considers the low compliance with hand-hygiene guidelines among healthcare workers in the U.S. But Suzanne Pear of Kimberly-Clark reiterates that factors necessary to successful hand-hygiene compliance are not under the control of healthcare workers. She blamed the lack of...
- Clean hands: Will HCWs swear to do it? // Hospital Employee Health;Mar2007, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p31
The article deals with the importance of hand hygiene for health care workers. According to hygiene expert John Boyce, improving compliance requires awareness campaigns, including feedback to employees about their hand hygiene performance. It also mentions the efforts of employees at Children's...
- Give patients a hand - a clean hand. // Australian Nursing Journal;Nov2004, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p35
Reports on the success of the DeBug Infection Prevention Program initiated by the Austin Health in Melbourne, Victoria which promotes alcohol-chlorhexidine hand rub practices among health care workers. Views of Timothy Brown, a Clinical Research Coordinator registered nurse, on hand hygiene;...
- Hygiene matters to all. Prime, Louise // Practice Nurse;6/9/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p5
The article offers views on the hand-washing technique of medical personnel. A study published in May 2006 confirmed suspicions that hand-washing is often ineffective. Researchers used ultraviolet light and fluorescent alcohol gel to show that doctors cleaned their hands far less effectively...