The Effectiveness of the Hand Washing Teaching Program for Families in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155524
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Presentation
Title:
The Effectiveness of the Hand Washing Teaching Program for Families in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Abstract:
The Effectiveness of the Hand Washing Teaching Program for Families in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chen, Yong-Chuan, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Title:RN
Co-Authors:Li-Chi Chiang, PhD
Background: Nosocomial infections are significant causes of morbidity and mortality in patients who require pediatric intensive care (PICU). Hand hygiene has been considered the most important measure in preventing hospital-acquired infection. Based on Bandura?s social learning theory, this study developed a teaching program with video to demonstrate the technique of hand washing. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare improvement in hand-washing skills of families between the experimental group with video-based teaching program and the comparison group with illustration-based teaching program. Methods: By purposive sampling, 123 families whose children stayed in pediatric intensive care were recruited and randomly assigned into two groups, 61 in the experimental groups and 62 in the comparison group. A twenty-item observable hand-washing checklist was used to examine the accuracy of hand washing by the researcher with single blind. Results: There were no significant differences of demographic data, age and educational background between experimental and comparison groups. General Estimated Equation (GEE) analysis showed that the experimental group had a significantly higher slope and a significantly higher increase in slope over time. Conclusion: This study concluded that the teaching program which with a video demonstrating hand-washing procedures correctly was more effective teaching program than the traditional program. Practice Implications: This hand-washing program was revealed to be a simple, low-cost, low technology intervention to substantially reduce the incidence of septicemia and mortality in the pediatric intensive care unit.
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.titleThe Effectiveness of the Hand Washing Teaching Program for Families in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155524-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effectiveness of the Hand Washing Teaching Program for Families in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Yong-Chuan, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Taichung Veterans General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yongchuan72@yahoo.com.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Li-Chi Chiang, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Nosocomial infections are significant causes of morbidity and mortality in patients who require pediatric intensive care (PICU). Hand hygiene has been considered the most important measure in preventing hospital-acquired infection. Based on Bandura?s social learning theory, this study developed a teaching program with video to demonstrate the technique of hand washing. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare improvement in hand-washing skills of families between the experimental group with video-based teaching program and the comparison group with illustration-based teaching program. Methods: By purposive sampling, 123 families whose children stayed in pediatric intensive care were recruited and randomly assigned into two groups, 61 in the experimental groups and 62 in the comparison group. A twenty-item observable hand-washing checklist was used to examine the accuracy of hand washing by the researcher with single blind. Results: There were no significant differences of demographic data, age and educational background between experimental and comparison groups. General Estimated Equation (GEE) analysis showed that the experimental group had a significantly higher slope and a significantly higher increase in slope over time. Conclusion: This study concluded that the teaching program which with a video demonstrating hand-washing procedures correctly was more effective teaching program than the traditional program. Practice Implications: This hand-washing program was revealed to be a simple, low-cost, low technology intervention to substantially reduce the incidence of septicemia and mortality in the pediatric intensive care unit.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:55:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:55:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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