How To Prevent Hand Hygiene Essay

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Infection Prevention: Hand Hygiene
Kayla M. Fleming
Milwaukee Area Technical College
NRSAD 114: Management and Professional Concepts
October 16th, 2016

Infection Prevention: Hand Hygiene
It’s hard to imagine washing or sanitizing your hands every time you touch someone you’ve known for a very long time. Hand hygiene seems common place in hospital settings but may sometimes go lacking in long term care settings due simply to familiarity with the people being cared for. Regardless of the setting, the Clinical practice guidelines are the same. The purpose of this paper will be to explore the Long Term Care National Patient Safety Goal of Infection Prevention: Hand Hygiene, the Evidence-based guideline related to the National Patient Safety
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On any given day, about one in twenty-five hospital patients has at least one healthcare associated infection.” (CDC, 2016, partial site paragraph). To promote patient safety and prevent this from happening Joint Commission has National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 07.01.01 Prevent Infection. For this goal, the hand cleaning guidelines from the centers for disease control and Prevention or the World Health Organization can be used. The NPSG is to set goals for improving hand cleaning and use the goals to improve hand cleaning (, 2016 National Patient Safety Goals …show more content…
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