EBP Section G.docx - 1 Running Head EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROPOSAL \u2013 SECTION G Evidence-Based Practice Proposal \u2013 Section G Evaluation of Progress

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1 Running Head: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROPOSAL – SECTION G Evidence-Based Practice Proposal – Section G: Evaluation of Progress Dana Gill Grand Canyon University March 27, 2019
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2 Running Head: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROPOSAL – SECTION G Evidence-Base Practice Proposal: Section G: Evaluation of Process Rational for Methods To improve compliance with hand hygiene, a key component for strategies are monitoring and evaluating indicators that reflect these practices, as well as the knowledge and perception of hand hygiene practices (WHO, 2009). “The Model for Improvement was used for this project and is a framework for improvement efforts based on an iterative, trial-and-learning approach” (Langley et al., 2009, p. 174). As evidenced by the literature reviewed for this study, a multi-modal approach is considered the best strategy for implementing sustainable hand hygiene improvement programs (APIC, 2015). This strategy includes a five-component approach from WHO-5 (WHO, 2018) (See Appendix J), which are visual cues, education, feedback, leadership accountability, and adequate placement of ABHR dispensers to improve hand hygiene compliance at Baylor Emergency Medical Center (BEMC) as these components have demonstrated the most success in the literature reviewed. The Extent of How Outcome Measures Achieve Project Objectives Objectives for this project were aimed at promoting and sustaining hand hygiene practices in an effort to improve compliance. The objectives included: Identifying current knowledge and perception of hand hygiene and HAI transmission at BEMC;
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3 Running Head: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROPOSAL – SECTION G Identifying barriers and facilitators to hand hygiene practices at BEMC; Modifying the hand hygiene data collection process to provide a better representation of practices at BEMC; and Implementing a practice change aimed at improving hand hygiene compliance at BEMC. Following implementation of this project, hand hygiene compliance increased by 36.52% from baseline. This boost in compliance increased the mean compliance of the organization by 5.18%, resulting in a mean overall compliance of 59.03%. Although this remains below the goal of 80%, there were signs of improvement during the months this study was conducted. Therefore, the objective to implement practice changes for hand hygiene compliance was met for the short term.
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