Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice by a Hand Hygiene Process Action Team

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152702
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Presentation
Title:
Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice by a Hand Hygiene Process Action Team
Abstract:
Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice by a Hand Hygiene Process Action Team
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Helms, Susan V., MSN, RN, CCRN
P.I. Institution Name:Rowan Regional Medical Center
Co-Authors:Suzanne Murphy, MSN, RN
In October 2002, the Center for Disease Control ands Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines advising the use of alcohol-based hand-rubs to protect patient and healthcare workers in healthcare settings. The hand hygiene guidelines are part of an overall CDC strategy to reduce infections promoting patient safety. They were released in Chicago during the 40th annual meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Design, In February 2003 Rowan Regional Medical Center (RRMC) deployed the Hand Hygiene Process Action Team. The Hand Hygiene PAT reviewed the literature for an existing hand hygiene survey; however, no tool was located. A thirteen-question survey was developed and distributed to all medical center personnel with a thirty-day deadline for return. Objective, The survey targeted employees’ suggested areas for hand hygiene improvement as well as their current knowledge level of appropriate hand hygiene practice. Population, The Hand Hygiene PAT distributed 1000 surveys to the medical center personnel. The returned surveys were categorized into three employee groups: Nursing (any employee in the Nursing Department), N=219, Physicians and Physician Extenders N=29, and Non-Nursing (anyone outside3 the Nursing i.e., Respiratory, Laboratory, Radiology, Case Management, Business Office etc. N= 168. Concept or Variable Studied, Potential areas of improvement and current knowledge of hand hygiene practice were surveyed. Findings, A total of 416 surveys were returned from employees. A Pareto Graph was used to exhibit rank ordering of importance of improvement areas. All subgroups consistently selected education on hand hygiene technique followed by compliance, available supplies and environmental cleanliness as areas of needed focus. Conclusion, The Hand Hygiene PAT utilized the surveys to effectively target areas of improvement based on the employee’s perception and knowledge of the CDC’s guidelines for hand hygiene. Implications, These findings provided a focal point for the PAT begin their project in the hand hygiene implementation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementation of Evidence-Based Practice by a Hand Hygiene Process Action Teamen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152702-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice by a Hand Hygiene Process Action Team</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Helms, Susan V., MSN, RN, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Rowan Regional Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smurphy@rowan.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Suzanne Murphy, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In October 2002, the Center for Disease Control ands Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines advising the use of alcohol-based hand-rubs to protect patient and healthcare workers in healthcare settings. The hand hygiene guidelines are part of an overall CDC strategy to reduce infections promoting patient safety. They were released in Chicago during the 40th annual meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Design, In February 2003 Rowan Regional Medical Center (RRMC) deployed the Hand Hygiene Process Action Team. The Hand Hygiene PAT reviewed the literature for an existing hand hygiene survey; however, no tool was located. A thirteen-question survey was developed and distributed to all medical center personnel with a thirty-day deadline for return. Objective, The survey targeted employees&rsquo; suggested areas for hand hygiene improvement as well as their current knowledge level of appropriate hand hygiene practice. Population, The Hand Hygiene PAT distributed 1000 surveys to the medical center personnel. The returned surveys were categorized into three employee groups: Nursing (any employee in the Nursing Department), N=219, Physicians and Physician Extenders N=29, and Non-Nursing (anyone outside3 the Nursing i.e., Respiratory, Laboratory, Radiology, Case Management, Business Office etc. N= 168. Concept or Variable Studied, Potential areas of improvement and current knowledge of hand hygiene practice were surveyed. Findings, A total of 416 surveys were returned from employees. A Pareto Graph was used to exhibit rank ordering of importance of improvement areas. All subgroups consistently selected education on hand hygiene technique followed by compliance, available supplies and environmental cleanliness as areas of needed focus. Conclusion, The Hand Hygiene PAT utilized the surveys to effectively target areas of improvement based on the employee&rsquo;s perception and knowledge of the CDC&rsquo;s guidelines for hand hygiene. Implications, These findings provided a focal point for the PAT begin their project in the hand hygiene implementation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:46:29Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:46:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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