Improving Hand Washing Rate Before and After Changing Wound Dressings among Staff in a Surgical Ward

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152893
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Presentation
Title:
Improving Hand Washing Rate Before and After Changing Wound Dressings among Staff in a Surgical Ward
Abstract:
Improving Hand Washing Rate Before and After Changing Wound Dressings among Staff in a Surgical Ward
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Chuang, Meng-Jung, RN, BS
P.I. Institution Name:National Cheng Kung University
Co-Authors:Miaofen Yen, PhD, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Hand washing is a simple, economical and effective way to prevent wound infection. The study applied a quality control method to improve the rate of hand washing before and after changing wound dressings. Methods: This was a quality improvement project. The first phase was to assess the reasons for not washing hands before and after changing wound dressing. The research team members observed physician, nurse practitioners, and staff nurses in a surgical unit when they performed wound change dressing two weeks period. The second phase was to formulate strategies to improve the hand washing rate. The third phase was to evaluate the effects of the strategies. Hand washing rates were calculated before and after implementing the strategies. Results: Total of 150 persons were observed. Only 46% (n = 69) of them did wash their hands before and after changing wound dressing. Three major reasons were found, not touching the wound, wearing the glove may substitute hand washing, and time limitation. A changing dressing basket was designed to improve the hand washing rate. Besides, every computer screen was equipped with hand washing signs. After implementing the strategies, hand washing rate was improved as 85% (n = 162). Conclusion: Unit specific hand washing strategies may improve the rate of hand washing before and after changing wound dressing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Hand Washing Rate Before and After Changing Wound Dressings among Staff in a Surgical Warden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152893-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improving Hand Washing Rate Before and After Changing Wound Dressings among Staff in a Surgical Ward</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chuang, Meng-Jung, RN, BS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Cheng Kung University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mengrong@mail.ncku.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Miaofen Yen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Hand washing is a simple, economical and effective way to prevent wound infection. The study applied a quality control method to improve the rate of hand washing before and after changing wound dressings. Methods: This was a quality improvement project. The first phase was to assess the reasons for not washing hands before and after changing wound dressing. The research team members observed physician, nurse practitioners, and staff nurses in a surgical unit when they performed wound change dressing two weeks period. The second phase was to formulate strategies to improve the hand washing rate. The third phase was to evaluate the effects of the strategies. Hand washing rates were calculated before and after implementing the strategies. Results: Total of 150 persons were observed. Only 46% (n = 69) of them did wash their hands before and after changing wound dressing. Three major reasons were found, not touching the wound, wearing the glove may substitute hand washing, and time limitation. A changing dressing basket was designed to improve the hand washing rate. Besides, every computer screen was equipped with hand washing signs. After implementing the strategies, hand washing rate was improved as 85% (n = 162). Conclusion: Unit specific hand washing strategies may improve the rate of hand washing before and after changing wound dressing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:54:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:54:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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