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Surname 1Name InstitutionInstructorDate Blumstein, S. (2014). Improving Hand-hygiene Compliance and Reducing Healthcare AssociatedInfections with Automated Hand-hygiene Compliance Monitoring. American Journal of InfectionControl, 42(6), S117-S118. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2014.03.257Currently, the major challenging issue facing infection control experts is the promotion of hand hygiene. Performance feedback, distribution of information leaflets, in-service education, as wellas workshops and lectures on compliance have been largely linked to transient improvement. Transient flora can be removed through hand disinfection or handwashing. It is worth noting thatno single intervention has succeeded in a consistent improvement of compliance with hand hygiene practices at Clara Maas hospital. This is relevant to my research because it explains what should be avoided so as to succeed in maintaining the hygienic statuses in hospitals.Chatfield, S. L., DeBois, K., Nolan, R., Crawford, H., & Hallam, J. S. (2016). Hand hygiene among healthcare workers: A qualitative meta summary using the GRADE-CERQual process. Journal of Infection Prevention, 175717741668044. doi:10.1177/1757177416680443The paper outlines how should wash their hands before touching hospital tools and equipment, before performing aseptic or clean procedures, and before touching any patient. They should alsowash their hands after touching patient’s surrounding, after touching a patient and after a potential exposure. According to CDC and WHO, it is not appropriate to use tap water and ordinary soap when washing hands. This is because an ordinary soap has reduced antimicrobial activity. Tap water is also regarded as contaminated water and it is often associated with
Surname 2nosocomial infections. Therefore, it suffices to say that using an ordinary or plain soap and tap water only slightly minimize transient flora on the hands. It is worth noting that the choice of antimicrobial agents depends on the applications and type of pathogens.This article is relevant to my research because it explains why washing hands before handling patients and drugs can reduce toxicity and improve cleanliness.Clara Maass Memorial Hospital (Belleville, N.J.). (n.d.). The new Clara Maass Memorial Hospital. Belleville. Clara Maass is a voluntary non-profit community medical center. This medical center was founded in the year 1868 and it is located in Belleville, New Jersey. The hospital is a 445-bed acute care facility helping the residents of Bergen, Hudson, and Essex counties. The hospital is owned by Barnabas Health. Every year, Clara Maass serves over two million patients through offering them with treatment services. The hospital is operated by more than 2000 workers as well as over 700 doctors who serve more than 19000 people every year. The hospital’s vision is to have to have an excellent place to provide care and have extraordinary facility for healthcare.