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  • Nosocomial Infections Study Guide

    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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  • Nosocomial Infections Research Paper

    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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  • Handwashing Research Paper

    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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  • Importance Of Handwashing In Health Care

    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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  • Hand Hygiene In Education

    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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  • MRSA Infection Case Study

    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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  • Effective Hand Cleansing

    Q3) What do you understand by “effective hand cleansing”. Describe each method separately: Transmission of microorganisms on the hands of healthcare workers is the most common cause of cross infection, occurring directly from patient contact or indirectly via contact with the environment. Hand hygiene is therefore considered to be one of the most important procedures in the prevention of cross contamination and cross infection. When to perform hand wash: Before: the beginning of the shift,…

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  • Essay On Infection Control

    Infection control remains a major challenge in healthcare, but by following facility safety protocols, the spread of disease amongst healthcare workers and patients can be minimal. Healthcare workers are exposed to multiple risks, the most common being the spread of infection. Ongoing exposure to disease-causing microorganisms along with fatigue and stress, can increase the chances of healthcare workers becoming infected on the job. However, by following standard precautions, healthcare workers…

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  • Improper Hand Hygiene Practice In Nursing

    workers, and there has been a lack of research regarding patients’ hand hygiene practices (Istenes, Bingham, Hazelett, Fleming, & Kirk, 2013, p. 794). This becomes problematic because as Barker et al. (2014) suggest, “patients are a common source of their own infections” (p. 585). Ardizzone, Smolowitz, Kline, Thorn, and Larson (2013) support this statement by suggesting that many infections are due to patients’ “own native…

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  • Hand Sanitizer Research Paper

    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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