Capstone Project Problem2As per world health organization millions of people worldwide get infested with nosocomial infections. (WHO, n.d.) It is estimated that in United states only, 1.7 million people suffer through nosocomial infections each year, among which more than hundred thousand don’t survive (CDC, 2016). Not only this but a huge financial load face by patients, their families and healthcare facilities (White et al., 2015). Since nurses are the vanguard of patient care hence are obligatory to keep their patients ensure that no maltreatment will be done to them. Nurses could be the dynamic part in reducing this health acquired infections as forefront personnel, specially through making sure that hand hygiene is safely done. (Seto et al., 2013).Hand hygiene is the single most convenient and economical way recognized world widely to prevent infection spread. (CDC, 2016). But this is also documented that among every health care scenario including homes with small children or homecare setting or acute care facilities and doctor offices, deficiency of hand hygiene contributed a bigger chunk in dissemination of infectious diseases. In result the healthcare acquired infections are measured to be the most persistent adversative encounter occur in healthcare system worldwide. (WHO, n.d.)These infections can be developed just after admission to the hospitals, within the stay and even after discharge in immunocompromised patients specifically surgical patients. Nurses are the most prominent factor in spreading these infections from patient to patient while providing care. This non-compliance with hand hygiene could be the outcome of work overload, lack of knowledge and training. (Ellingston et al, 2014).
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Nosocomial infection, Staphylococcus aureus, Hand Washing, Medical hygiene, Ellingston