WHO claims that healthcare acquired infections most of the times circulate through contaminated hands of healthcare providers. The consequence would be the extended health deformity, longer patient stay at the hospital, more diagnostic test and unrealistic financial burdens on patients and healthcare settings. (WHO, n.d.). Shortage of nursing staff also known to
Capstone Project Problem3be an acknowledged factor. The inability to carry the extra burden often effect the overall quality of care provided by nurses thus restraining the time spend on safety with each patient and so an increase in the rate of indisposition and transience on these units. (Ellingston et al, 2014). To eliminate the healthcare acquired infections World Health organization in 2009 instigated guiding principles on restrict hand hygiene. These guidelines stress the five critical moments where hand hygiene is a must by healthcare providers, that is before and after touching the patient or the surroundings and before and after any procedure performed on a sick individual. (White et al., 2015).It is evidence based that hand hygiene interventions are important, so a need to fight the hand hygiene noncompliance and aching infection rates is a must. To prevent the health acquired infections the first and foremost step would be to bring the whole team of nurses, their managers,administrators and physicians in a single platform and formulate a solution to it. This team can harvest the best possible interventions, particularly nurses, subsequently the leading person in patient contact and can be the best aid in reducing the infections. (Huis et al., 2013).It is also important to scan the compliance and noncompliance with the hand hygiene andif noncompliance what could be the reasons. The reasons could be lack of knowledge, training orhygiene supplies, shortage of staff with workload or simply a negligence. To know the problem is the half solution to it. The correction can be start from rectification of the issues found out.
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