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1Running head: HAND HYGIENE IN HOSPITALImproving Future Healthcare Worker’s Knowledge of Appropriate Hand Hygiene in the HospitalYulanda N. KingJacksonville State UniversityDepartment of NursingChair:Lori S. McGrath, DNP, CRNP, MA.Ed., ANCP-BCMentor:Shundra WilburnDate of Submission:
2Running head: HAND HYGIENE IN HOSPITALTable of ContentsAbstract................................................................................................................................3Introduction.........................................................................................................................4Background....................................................................................................................5Problem Statement.........................................................................................................6Review of the Literature......................................................................................................6Theoretical Framework Virginia Henderson Model............................................................7Evidence-Based Practice: Verification of Chosen Option…………………………. ……8Goals & Objectives.............................................................................................................8Project Design …………………………………………………………………………….9Project Site and Population............................................................................................9Setting Facilitators and Barriers.............................................................................10Stakeholders ……………………………………………………………………………...11Implementation Plan and Procedures…………………………………………………….12Methods………………………...………………………………………………………...12Measurement Instrument(s)........................................................................................12Data Collection Procedure..........................................................................................13Data Analysis..............................................................................................................13Cost-Benefit Analysis/Budget …………………………………………………………...14Timeline …………………………………………………………………………………14Ethical Considerations/Protection of Human Subjects ………………………………….15Risks and Benefits……………………………………………………………………….15Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………16
3Running head: HAND HYGIENE IN HOSPITALReferences..........................................................................................................................17
4Running head: HAND HYGIENE IN HOSPITALAbstractThis project aims to evaluate the current policy and procedure for the appropriate use ofhandwashing versus hand sanitizer in the hospital setting and compare practices with bestpractices literature.An educational program will be developed and delivered to the samplehealthcare worker population to improve the current healthcare worker's understanding of properhandwashing techniques.Keywords:Hygiene Practices, Hand Washing, Patient Safety, Infection, Treatment.
5Running head: HAND HYGIENE IN HOSPITALImproving Healthcare Worker’s Knowledge of Appropriate Hand Hygiene in the HospitalIntroductionIncreasing the quality and efficiency of healthcare services is far from a new topic. It hasbeen investigated from one perspective or another in a significant number of research projects.One of the essential parts of quality health care, unarguably, is hygiene.BackgroundTraditionally, medical professionals of all kinds have been encouraged to use soap and water tosanitize their hands to avoid possible contamination and disease transmission. However, it alsohas been noted that washing hands with soap does take an average of a couple of minutes. Thisamount of time may seem insignificant at first; however, it is essential to keep in mind thathealthcare professionals must sanitize their hands multiple times per day. Thus, using traditionalhand soap and water may take away a significant amount of time from the medical professional'sshift. In the long term, the time spent away from patients may also result in a substantial decreasein the quality of healthcare services provided by a medical institution.

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