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    topic, and sum up course content, as well as present large blocks of complex and confusing information. In this class, the students are introduced to a new topic – “prevention of nosocomial infection”. Therefore, the lecture will be the best passive strategy that can be used in the classroom setting to convey the information. Rationale for Using Lecture: In this class, the lecture will be delivered by highlighting the common sources of nosocomial infection such as blood stream infection, catheter related infection, ventilator associated pneumonia, and surgical site infections. The use of audiovisual aids such as power point slides with videos and pictures explaining the general measures of infection control such as the use of hand hygiene, isolation, and standard precautions will provide a detailed picturization of the lecture content (Mehta et al., 2014). Group…

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    Disease Control has set guidelines that include environmental factors, hand hygiene, and sterilization for healthcare facilities. Throughout these guidelines, every situation that may occur in a healthcare facility is outlined, and the way in which the person should go about the situation. The guidelines are detailed and outlined in an easy to read pattern, which any person can understand. These guidelines are just one of the abundant programs provided to healthcare facilities around the world.…

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    What Is Handwashing?

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    Introduction Hand hygiene is the act of cleaning your hands using soap and warm running water, alternatively hand hygiene can be achieved by applying an alcohol based gel. Handwashing is an essential factor in eliminating the spread of infection, as it is key that everyone, be it a patient, visitor or healthcare professional helps to reduce the risk of germs by having an awareness of how easily infections can be transmitted via their hands. Infections can be passed in many different ways,…

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    Handwashing Research Paper

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    and ranks activities from clean to dirty (pp. 46-47). An employee in any medical profession should always wash their hands after any activity that may cause contamination and spread germs. However, according to Larson and Lusk (2006), “The guidelines stated that handwashing was not required after brief, routine direct patient contacts such as shaking hands or measuring blood pressure (p. 46). Handwashing is a very important technique in the medical office or any medical profession because…

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    improved if they quit being irresponsible and start following hand hygiene policies. Hospitals need to enforce hand hygiene compliance rather than relying on doctors and nurses to do it themselves. Hand hygiene is an effective way to prevent the spread of hospital acquired infections, also known as nosocomial infections. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 40 percent of nosocomial infections in patients are caused by poor hand hygiene of doctors and nurses. The report also found…

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    physical care, including hygiene to reduce and prevent hospital-acquired infections, for hospitalized critically ill patients. Much emphasis has been placed on healthcare giver hand hygiene, but little research into the hand hygiene of patients. Evidenced based review When first starting the design of the PICOT question, my question was “Does patient hand washing help reduce central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)…

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    Picot Question

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    The Relationship between Hand Hygiene Compliance and Nosocomial Infections Clinical Question: Can healthcare providers in primary care clinics reduce nosocomial infection through hand hygiene compliance and how important is hand hygiene at reducing nosocomial infections. PICOT Question: INTERVENTION In primary care clinics with rural patients(P),how does hand hygiene compliance (I) compared to no handwashing or the use of hand sanitizer(C) affect reducing nosocomial infections(O)within _each…

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    Hand Hygiene In Education

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    washing, there is the elimination of the germs as well as the microbes such as bacteria and viruses from being passed from one person to another through touching. Besides, the adherence to proper hand hygiene is proven to prevent outbreaks in healthcare facilities, reduce transmission of antimicrobial resistant organisms, and reduce overall infection rates Therefore, good hand hygiene applies to everyone, but significantly to children since they usually touch contaminated surfaces and fail to…

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    In today 's society, there are ways to prevent disease and infection. The two main ways to prevent the spread of disease is to use hand sanitizers, or to wash your hands. Many say that hand sanitizers kill the pathogens, or “microorganisms that causes disease that accumulate on your hands” (Krystine). Also, people say that hand washing is the best way to prevent pathogens from spreading, which is true. In the past, before people were educated on the risk factors of not being sanitary, sickness…

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    MRSA Infection Case Study

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    A study was conducted in a Central Texas Veteran Care System in Texas on hospital rooms that had MRSA patients in them or patient’s that had previously had MRSA. Some patients were in contact isolation (68 rooms); therefore, healthcare workers had to wear gowns and gloves while in the rooms as well as practice hand hygiene, while other were in a noncontact room (32 rooms). Five surfaces (call button, bedrail, tray table, bathroom handrail, and toilet seat) were sampled in each room after the…

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